Delta 3 Carene is one of the many useful terpenes that are naturally produced by cannabis plants. This terpene is also found in other plants such as rosemary, basil, bell peppers, as well as pine and cedar trees. This terpene has a sweet odor that has been compared to that of pine and citrus.
Its primary purpose for the plants is to ward off potential predators, such as insects, from the plant’s flowers or fruits. Delta 3 Carene is used by humans in the cosmetic industry, for aromatherapy and for its medicinal qualities.
One of the effects that Delta 3 Carene has on the body is that it can dehydrate cells, which is linked to its anti-inflammatory qualities. Along with being an anti-inflammatory, this terpene helps bones regulate calcium production making it a fantastic natural method of promoting bone health. One study that was conducted in 2008 shed some light on Delta 3 Carene’s ability to accelerate the healing process in bones, which would be extremely beneficial to those who suffer from osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Delta 3 Carene has also been reported to help promote a sense of calm, as well as aiding in memory retention which would be useful in treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. As with most terpenes, Delta 3 Carene is insoluble in water and will float on top when mixed with water, however, it is soluble in fat and alcohol.