Components of Cannabis Terpenes Boiling Points and Effects

It is important for every vapurist to know the what effects are generally associated with different cannabis terpenes boiling points. Terpenes have been shown to contribute to many of the medical benefits of vaporizing cannabis. Also be sure to check out this helpful article on the the true boiling point of thc and the controversy surrounding it.

A description of the common terpenes molecules in weed, which vary by strain –

Pinenes: Pine odor, bronchodilators that opens the lungs to possibly improve THC absorption. Responsible for increasing focus, self-satisfaction, and energy.

Caryophyllene: Sweet, woody, clove taste responsible for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects through CB2 receptor activation.

Linalool: Floral smell that is believed to provide some anti-cancer effects as well as being known to cause severe sedation.

Limonene: Has a citrus scent and may possess anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-depression abilities.

Myrcene: Most likely effects intake of THC by brain cells to increase the overall effects of THC when ingested together.

 

 

Common Terpenes of Marijuana

Compound Name Compound Type Medical Properties Concentration (% dry weight) Boiling Point (F) Boiling Point (C)
quercetin flavonoid Antioxidant
Antimutagenic
Antiviral
Antineoplastic
> 0.1% 482 250
Carbon monoxide & smoke tars (at point of combustion) toxin Carcinogen etc
? 446 230
pulegone terpenoid Memory booster?
AChE inhibitor
Sedative
Antipyretic
0.001% 435.2 224
tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) cannabinoid Analgesic
Euphoriant
0.0-1.36% 428 220
cannabichromene (CBC) cannabinoid Antiinflammatory
Antibiotic
Antifungal
0.0-0.65% 428 220
α-terpineol terpenoid Sedative
Antibiotic
AChE inhibitor
Antioxidant
Antimalarial
0.02% 422.6-424.4 217-218
borneol terpenoid Antibiotic 0.008% 410 210
terpineol-4-ol terpenoid AChE inhibitor
Antibiotic
0.0004% 408.2 209
benzene toxin Carcinogen ? 392 80.1
linalool terpenoid Sedative
Antidepressant
Anxiolytic
Immune potentiator
0.002% 388.4 198
cannabinol (CBN) cannabinoid Oxidation breakdown product
Sedative
Antibiotic
0.0-1.6% 365 185
cannflavin A flavonoid COX inhibitor
LO inhibitor
0.02% 359.6 182
apigenin flavonoid Anxiolytic
Antiinflammatory
Estrogenic
> 0.1% 352.4 178
p-cymene terpenoid Antibiotic
Anticandidal
AChE inhibitor
0.0004% 350.6 177
d-limonene terpenoid Cannabinoid agonist?
Immune potentiator
Antidepressant
Antimutagenic
0.14% 350.6 177
1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) terpenoid AChE inhibitor
Increases cerebral
blood flow
Stimulant
Antibiotic
Antiviral
Antiinflammatory
Antinociceptive
> 0.001% 348.8 176
Δ-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ-8-THC) cannabinoid Resembles Δ-9-THC
Less psychoactive
More stable
Antiemetic
0.0-0.1% 347-352.4 175-178
Δ-3-carene terpenoid Antiinflammatory 0.0004% 334.4 168
β-myrcene terpenoid Analgesic
Antiinflammatory
Antibiotic
Antimutagenic
0.47% 330.8-334.4 166-168
cannabidiol (CBD) cannabinoid Anxiolytic
Analgesic
Antipsychotic
Antiinflammatory
Antioxidant
Antispasmodic
0.1-2.89% 320-356 160-180
Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabinoid Euphoriant
Analgesic
Antiinflammatory
Antioxidant
Antiemetic
0.1-25% 314.6 157
α-pinene terpenoid Antiinflammatory
Bronchodilator
Stimulant
Antibiotic
Antineoplastic
AChE inhibitor
0.04% 312.8 156
β-sitosterol flavonoid Antiinflammatory
5-α-reductase
inhibitor
? 273.2 134
β-caryophyllene terpenoid Antiinflammatory
Cytoprotective
(gastric mucosa)
Antimalarial
0.05% 246.2 119
cannabigerol (CBG) cannabinoid Antiinflammatory
Antibiotic
Antifungal
0.03-1.15% 125.6 052

Sources:
http://www.cannabis-med.org/data/pdf/2001-03-04-7.pdf
http://www.canorml.org/healthfacts/vaporizerstudy1.html

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