In the cannabis plant, sabinene is considered secondary terpene due to the fact that their concentrations are quite low. That being said, even at these low concentrations, because of its powerful and spicy punch, sabinene can alter the aromatic qualities various cannabis strains. It is one of the two terpenes that provide black pepper with its peppery flavor and in nutmeg it is also a major aromatic component.
The unique aroma and flavor if marjoram is also due to the presence of sabinene. You can also find sabinene in other spicy spices such as cloves and cardamom. If you have ever had pleasure of drinking a spicy chai tea, then you have most definitely smelled and consumed the delicious sabinene.
In the middle Ages, the essential oil of marjoram was used quite often as medication, particularly due to its ability to detoxify the body, improve liver function, and by stimulating bile and gastric juices, it also aids in digestion. It also aids in the peristalsis of food and relieves intestinal gas. The assistance that sabinene provides the digestive system with starts in the mouth as it help to stimulate the production of higher levels of saliva, this helps the food to start breaking down before it is even swallowed.
When CBD oil is taken to help improve digestion, one of the terpenes found in the cannabis plant which helps play that role is in fact sabinene. It is one of the terpenes found in cannabis that works in conjunction with cannabinoids to aids in the relief of pain from arthritis, inflammation as well as other autoimmune disorder such as lupus.
Other medicinal benefits associated with sabinene terpenes include the relief of muscle spasms and abdominal cramps, even menstrual cramps. It has also been associated with having strong antiviral and antibacterial activities which help to lower the risk of infection in the body; it can also help to rid the body of not only pathogenic bacteria, but pathogenic viruses as well.
There are many people who believe that sabinene contains anaphrodisiac properties, just to be clear this is the complete opposite of aphrodisiac qualities. Other than helping to detoxify the liver and body, sabinene also helps to open up the skin’s pores, this promotes better perspiration which leads to helping the body to detoxify in a natural way, without the need of any sort of prescription medications.
There are also many people who believe that sabinene is “toxic.” There have been actual deaths reported due to the over and improper use of sabinene. However, as mentioned earlier, sabinene is a terpene which when used in low concentrations can be highly beneficial, for example those that are found in its essential oil as well as in the cannabis plant.
That being said, if used in really high concentrations, it can also be harmful. For example, sabinene can be used in low concentration as well as combined with cannabinoids and with other terpenes in full spectrum CBD oil to help benefit certain skin ailments. However, if it were to be used in higher concentrations, it can also leave the skin very badly blistered.
It seems as full spectrum CBD oil which has been extracted from therapeutic cannabis plant cultivars that have grown in only the most pristine of conditions have the perfect amount if sabinene to actual benefit the human body and are nowhere near the high levels of concentrations which would be considered toxic.
Once again we have here another perfect example in which is seems that the cannabis plant is the perfect combination of cannabinoids and terpenes to assist with human health all the while not generating any unnecessary and unwanted side effects.