What is Terpinolene?

Terpinolene is present in some cannabis plants but usually in very limited amounts. Cannabis plants with significant levels of terpinolene may give off a few different scents. Pine, herbs. flowers and trace amounts of citrus may all be present. Significant levels of terpinolene can also be found in lilacs, nutmeg, cumin, apples and tea tree. Terpinolene is one of the few terpenes that does not help with inflammation but is believed to help patients rest and fall asleep. Terpinolene is a common additive in soaps and cleaning products to give it a fresh scent. This same scent may also act as a defense against some pests.

Cannabis Terpenes: Terpinolene

Medicinal Benefits of Terpinolene

Currently, there is not enough research to claim that terpinolene is a proven treatment for any medical condition by itself. Although terpinolene does not have any anti-inflammatory properties, some studies show it may be linked to slowing the spread of cancer. Some research suggests terpinolene is able to slow the proliferation of tumor cells in the brain and may also have an impact proteins that can slow the spread of cancer. Terpinolene may also have some antifungal or antibacterial properties in addition to reducing the risk of heart disease but more research is needed.

Common Cannabis Strains with Terpinolene

Terpinolene is present in some cannabis plants but is typically found in very small amounts of cannabis plants. Anyone researching terpinolene as a method of treatment should consult with their physician to discuss appropriate dosing and methods of consumption. Below you’ll see a list of common cannabis strains with significant levels of terpinolene.

  • Jack Herer
  • Agent Orange
  • Orange Cookies
  • Golden Pineapple
  • Ghost Train Haze

Learn about other common cannabis terpenes



Find the most conveniently located dispensaries including: medical, recreational, delivers, and more.

Browse Dispensaries
Popular Strains

Popular Strains

Search for popular strains and learn more about their effects, THC/CBD content, uses and more.

Discover Strains