Terpinolene is found in many plants including pine and fir trees, parsnip, sage, apple, cumin, tea tree and lemon. It is sometimes the main terpene found in some Cannabis chemotypes, such as ‘Durban poison’. Terpinolene is commonly used in perfumes, lotions and soaps. Activities include:1,2,3

  • Anticancer
  • Analgesia
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antifungal
  • Insecticidal
  • Prevents LDL oxidation


  1. Russo, E. & Marcu, J. Cannabis Pharmacology: The Usual Suspects and a Few Promising Leads. Advances in Pharmacology 80, 67-134 (2017). doi:10.1016/bs.apha.2017.03.004[]
  2. Andre, C., Hausman, J., & Guerriero, G. Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules. Frontiers in plant science 7, 19 (2016). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00019[]
  3. Nuutinen, T. Medicinal properties of terpenes found in Cannabis sativa and Humulus lupulus. European journal of medicinal chemistry 157, 198-228 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.ejmech.2018.07.076[]
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