Each week, we will be highlighting different strains for our patients to get to know and hopefully love! This week we’re starting off with Mr. Clean.
Mr. Clean is a beautiful strain that provides anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant properties! This is in part due to the 2 major terpenes: Caryophyllene and Limonene. This strain will help you gather the energy you need when you can’t seem to get things done.
Caryophyllene, also known as beta-caryophyllene, is a primary terpene responsible for the spicy or peppery aroma found in several cannabis strains. Often referred to as a sesquiterpene, due to its larger molecular size, caryophyllene is found in black pepper, oregano, cloves, basil, and rosemary. Caryophyllene is the only known terpene to also display characteristics of a cannabinoid, such as THC and CBD, by directly interacting with the CB2 receptor in the endocannabinoid system. It accounts for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to treat anxiety and depression potentially. Alcohol-induced cravings also show promise in being reduced. Binding only with the CB2 receptor also prohibits any added psychotropic activity, unlike several other cannabis terpenes.
Limonene is an abundant cannabis terpene with an unmistakable citrus aroma, most commonly resembling tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon. It is also found in high concentrations in the rinds of citrus fruits. Limonene is used in cosmetics, household cleaners, and as flavoring agents in food. Mood elevation and euphoria are typical effects of cannabis strains high in Limonene, which can aid with anxiety and depression. Limonene can also provide stress relief and often will yield a more energetic experience. Digestive issues can improve through Limonene’s potent antibacterial and antifungal effects. Limonene also boasts powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Instead of reading about it, come and try it! Let us know what you think of our Mr. Clean.