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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 Products with cis-β-Ocimene

Interested in learning how ocimene might personally benefit you?

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

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