When it comes to the medicinal effect of cannabis, people tend to think the plant’s most valuable benefits are located within the cannabinoids. As it turns out, the terpenes of the plant have a lot to offer in terms of medicinal value. One of these terpenes is called Delta 3 Carene, and it’s found in cannabis while also im other plants like basil, bell pepper and pine.
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For cannabis people, terpenes are the parts of the plant that give marijuana it’s particular smell, flavor and that differentiate strains from each other.
Delta 3 Carene is very effective for a variety of conditions and it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which is used to treat fibromyalgia, arthritis and bursitis. Some evidence from people who use Delta 3 Carene and from a study that took place in 2008, suggests that the terpene speeds up the healing of bones, so in the future, researchers believe it could turn out to be an important tool when dealing with diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. The study found that the terpene worked very well when treating bones that have suffered from malnutrition.
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Another one of the uses for the terpene has been the stimulation of memory and the increase of memory retention, which could make Delta 3 Carene very useful for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, proving to be a better option for other drugs that could lead to addiction and other symptoms.