The term farnesene encompasses a set of six related sesquiterpene compounds, of which α-farnesene (alpha-farnesene) is one. Sesquiterpenes have earned a reputation for calming effects on top of antibacterial properties, and α-farnesene is no exception when it comes to bringing a combination of possible health aids to your side. 

Other sesquiterpenes you will find among our various strains, and which are examined in greater detail under their own Terpene Talk pages, are the following:

Where You Can Find α-Farnesene

When seeking out α-farnesene in nature, you will find them residing in these plants:

  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Hop Oil
  • Rose
  • Turmeric

What α-Farnesene Smells and Tastes Like

The different aromas that can be generated from α-farnesene make it a good candidate for including in various hemp flower strains to add hints of:

  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Herbal
  • Woodsy

Beneficial Properties Found in α-Farnesene

Another sesquiterpene that displays a variety of possible wellness attributes, some of which could prove helpful for certain conditions and situations, α-farnesene offers these wellness properties:

  • Antibacterial – a perfect addition to any strain, since antibacterial properties work in the background to keep us in good condition
  • Antifungal – works as a natural fungicide to defeat or treat mycosis from such diseases as athlete’s foot and ringworm
  • Anti-Inflammatory – for those suffering from arthritis and other conditions involving swelling of tissues, this could provide much-desired relief
  • Relieve Spasms – as part of its sedative powers, α-farnesene may help to relax tensed and aching muscles
  • Sedative – α-farnesene appears to aid in relieving anxiety and alleviating stress thanks to its sedative properties

As with other terpenes included in our quality hemp flower strains, α-farnesene is a team player and helps other compounds, both terpenes and cannabinoids, perform and function at elevated levels. 

Fern Valley Farms Products with α-Farnesene

Interested in learning how α-farnesene might personally benefit you?

Since we strive to list the terpenes included in any product with terpenes, your best method for identifying products with farnesene is to use our search feature. Just click the magnifying glass icon (on the top right of any page) and type in “farnesene” to get a fast and accurate list of pages that include the word “farnesene” somewhere on its page. Included in the search results are scads of products, so click those most interesting to you and see how much farnesene appears in those products.

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Want to learn about more terpenes? Visit our main Terpene Talk page, where you will find a list of individual Terpene Talks at the bottom of the page.