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The Powerhouse Terpene: Camphene

Welcome back, Spaced Cadets!! This week we will discuss the terpene Camphene! Camphene is a monoterpene found in many plants, such as rosemary, ginger, and fir! This article has terrific information that I know you will all love!


Camphene, sometimes called comphene, is a non-psychoactive terpene with many incredible benefits. The terpene originates from camphor oil that has been used for centuries in parts of Asia. Camphene has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. It is a valuable ingredient in skin care products to help with eczema and psoriasis. It can also help with respiratory, cardiovascular, and inflammation. Camphene can help battle bronchitis while acting as a cough suppressant in its vapor form. There also have been studies where Camphene acted as a lipid-lowering agent. It also helped by lowering cholesterol levels in treating coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease! Camphene helps with offering relaxing or calming effects. It also acts as a pain-relieving if you need relief. Combining vitamin C and Camphene can be a powerful combination to help with stress naturally. Combining with other terpenes helps with reducing inflammation. The terpene causes a cooling sensation when applied topically! There have been multiple studies for Camphene, all with tremendous results! A study in 2016 saw the role of Camphene and cardiovascular disease and indicated that it “probably lowers plasma triglycerides.” An earlier study in 2011 was to see the ability of Camphene to lower cholesterol and to prevent or treat coronary heart disease; the results showed “the use of camphene as an alternative lipid-lowering agent and merit further evaluation.”


Camphene is a colorless, crystalline monoterpene used as a substitute for Camphor. Camphor was made by distilling the bark and wood of camphor trees to help stimulate nerves and help with pain and itching. Camphene is considered a powerhouse terpene that has many great health benefits. It is used as a fragrance or a flavoring agent; it has a strong scent of pine and forest. They even used it back then for fireworks and torches. You can also find this terpene in sage, camphor, spruce, and cypress.


The most abundant strains in Camphene are White Widow, Strawberry Kush, Banana Kush, Wonka Bars, and White Cookies. If you are still determining which strains have some Camphene, look for a woody aroma like Pinene. Even though some strains can contain 0.2% of Camphene, in strains that are testing from 15-20%, you can find more Camphene in it too.

After learning more about Camphene, I see where they get calling it a powerhouse! It has many incredible benefits that can help people with asthma, heart disease, and skin diseases. If you think this powerhouse terpene can help you try our Wonka Barz Disposable with Camphene in it! Our great budtenders will assist you if you have any questions!




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