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Better Know a Terpene: Farnesene

Updated: Sep 17, 2019



Terpene: Farnesene

Type: Sesquiterpene

Found In: Cannabis, Hops, Apple + Pear Skins, Turmeric, Ylang-Ylang

Flavor: Woody, Earthy, Citrus Notes with Green Apple Aroma

Fun Fact: Natural Insecticide


The main terpene in green apple skin, farnesene is also found in relaxing essential oils like cedarwood, sandalwood, myrrh and patchouli. This sesquiterpene is soothing for the mood with its calming and sedative effects. Besides inducing a relaxed state of mind, farnesene is also a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic. If you’ve been feeling a bit tense emotionally or physically, give cultivars higher in farnesene a try.


Like many other terpenes, farnesene is an anti-inflammatory.


If you’re in favor of a more relaxed high, strains high in farnesene may be for you. And if you like the high energy that a good sativa brings but don’t like to be on edge, look for a sativa high in farnesene.


If you’re in favor of a more relaxed high, strains high in Farnesene may be for you. And if you like the high energy that a good sativa brings but don’t like to be on edge, look for a sativa high in farnesene.


Chemistry Products Containing Farnesene:


Sour Tangie Full-Spectrum Crystalline: 1.28%

Purple Punch Full-Spectrum Crystalline: 0.53%

Blue Diamondz Full-Spectrum Crystalline: 0.96%

Sour Tangie Vape: 3.55% 


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