The scent of a particular cannabis strain is like a fingerprint, revealing a complex set of compounds – called terpenes – that contribute to its aroma and action. One small modification of terpene, even a small one, can affect how we perceive taste, aroma, and even its effect.
Ocimene is a terpene responsible for some of the sweet and herbaceous aromas of certain hemp strains, and it can also add citrus and woody notes to the flavor of the strain. It may also offer a wide range of medicinal properties as well as mood-lifting effects, although there is still a lot to be learned about what this strain does and does not.
Strains containing ocimene:
Although concentrations of oxymene vary greatly between strains, some strains that tend to produce above average amounts include:
• White Fire OG
• Dutch Treat
• Super Lemon Haze
White Fire OG is a rare example of an ocimene dominant strain expressing high levels of this terpene compared to others such as limonene and pinene. It is important to note that terpene levels vary between different batches and manufacturers, but according to laboratory tests from Confidence Analytics, White Fire OG tends to produce high levels of ocymene on average.
Excellent profile Ocimen-a
Ocimene is a monoterpene and can be found in a wide variety of plants. Hops, kumquat, mango, basil, bergamot, lavender, orchid, pepper, and many other plants contain some amount of ocimene.
In the perfume industry, ocimene is commonly used for its sweet, floral and herbal aroma profile. It is also believed that ocimene is a protective agent or part of the plant’s defense mechanism against harmful elements. Pests such as aphids, which can be very harmful to cannabis crops, stay away from strains of this terpene in the same way mosquitoes stay away from citrus oils in some varieties of geraniums.