Phellandrene

Phellandrene is the name for a pair of organic compounds (?-Phellandrene and ?-phellandrene) which have a distinctive peppermint smell with citrus undertones. Despite its prevalence in cannabis, research in regards to the therapeutic value of these terpenoids is lacking. The only research completed so far suggests that phellandrene possesses antidepressant and antihyperalgesic qualities. A study from 2014 investigated the antihyperalgesic and antidepressive actions of phellandrene along with other terpenes and found that phellandrene reduced pain sensitivity (except to a cold stimulus) and increased energy levels.

SMELL

Peppermint w/ citrus undertones

EFFECTS

Anti-depressant, pain-reliever

ALSO FOUND IN

Essential oil of eucalyptus plants

USED TO TREAT

Depression, pain