Cis-β-Ocimene (cis-beta-ocimene) is one of a group of three monoterpenes (the other two being cis-α-ocimene and trans-β-ocimene) which are popular in the perfume industry due to their sweet herbal scents. While monoterpenes are in demand thanks to their cancer-fighting possibilities, consumers should never overlook other benefits these valuable terpenes can deliver.

Other monoterpenes 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 cis-β-Ocimene

Cis-β-Ocimene appears in a surprisingly varied range of herbal plants and fruits, including:

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bay Laurel
  • Kumquats
  • Mangoes
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Orchids
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Tarragon

What cis-β-Ocimene Smells and Tastes Like

Cis-β-Ocimene is a popular terpene found in many perfumes, because of its rich aroma, but do not be surprised to experience these tastes or smells as well:

  • Floral Notes
  • Green Metallic Taste
  • Spicy Flavoring
  • Woodsy

Beneficial Properties Found in cis-β-Ocimene

When examining the potential wellness benefits connected with cis-β-ocimene, you find unusual properties that other monoterpenes do not seem to provide, making this terpene an excellent addition to many hemp flower profiles. In particular, cis-β-ocimene appears to deliver the following unique health benefits:

  • Antiseptic – fighting germs and fungal growth seems to be a natural talent for cis-β-ocimene
  • Decongestant – on top of allergies, pollution and illnesses make congestion an issue that seeks a natural relief, something cis-β-ocimene can help with
  • Expectorant – working together with the decongestant properties, expectorants help to eject loosened phlegm and accumulated pollutants 
  • Stimulant – a continuing body of anecdotal evidence points to the alertness experienced by users of strains rich in cis-β-ocimene 

Thanks to this special lineup of potential wellness properties, including cis-β-ocimene in your well-being regime may be just the ticket for that extra boost in wellness we all seek.

Fern Valley Farms Flower Strains with cis-β-Ocimene

While not as prevalent as other terpenes, you will still find cis-β-ocimene in an excellent selection of our top strains. To make your examination and selection easier, we off you this nifty reference chart listing those strains containing cis-β-ocimene, listed in descending order its content by mg per gram:

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.