Sabinene is is a terpene known to be found in trees such as the holm oak, Norway spruce, and Myristica evergreen. It can be found in things like carrot seed oil and tea tree oil. Sabinene has a spicy smell to it and over the years, it has been studied for its potential antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes.
The spicy terpene profile of sabinene is what make contributory to the flavor found in black pepper and taste of carrots. Sabinene seeds are known to be one of the leading sources that comprise nutmeg. On a scientific level, sabinene is classified as a bicyclic monoterpene. It is similar to one of these terpenes found in cannabis called carene.
If you have ever enjoyed a spicy meal that is high in peppers, then you are most likely to have encountered sabinene. Anything that contains nutmeg runs you a good chance of having come across sabinene. Because sabinene is widely used in tea tree oil, there is a good chance that your skin has reaped the benefits of sabinene. Its antifungal and antiseptic properties contribute to healthy skin. Sabinene is said to potentially play a part in combatting oxidation that can cause the skin to age at a faster rate.
One study that was conducted in 2015 revealed that sabinene hydrate was used in preserving the freshness of roasted sunflower seeds. The researchers came to the conclusion that it could possibly be used instead of synthetic preservatives. A 2015 study in India showed a possible link in sabinene having antimicrobial properties that could help prevent streptococcus pneumoniae, which is the bacteria responsible for pneumonia. Sabinene is not known to be found in cannabis, but in the off chance that it is found in a certain strain, it will typically be in very low quantities.