Updated on April 2, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Cymene is a terpene that is known to have a sweet and citrusy smell. It is commonly found in several other different plants such as oregano, thyme, cilantro, anise, and cumin in addition to the cannabis cultivars.
The oils containing cymene are used in different applications such as aromatherapy, lubrication, baking, and flavoring and temporary blinding agents. Just so these oils can be used consumed safely, they might be diluted in a base oil.
Additionally, it is famous for its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties. The anti-microbial activity helps in inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms. The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, as suggested by the name, help in relieving pain. Several studies have been conducted to demonstrate these properties.
The anti-inflammatory property of cymene has been tested on mice. Cymene has also been tested for its antioxidant properties and its potential to fight cancer. Although it is being used widely to treat cancer, much research is required to completely understand its role in different types of therapies.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out Marijuana Doctors directory of cannabis strains so you can identify which meets your health requirements best.