Cultivars Explained: Mimosa
In this installment of "Cultivars Explained", we are talking about the mouthwatering Mimosa! Just like the cocktail it was named after, this cultivar has the potential to make you feel laid back, euphoric, and ready to enjoy life. Written by Kim Carreño.
A Bit About Mimosa...
Just like the cocktail it was named after, this cultivar has the potential to make you feel laid back, euphoric, and ready to enjoy life. This week we are talking about the mouthwatering Mimosa! Mimosa generally has high levels of limonene, which often provides a pleasant body buzzing effect along with physical relaxation, euphoria, and energy. The onset may be vibrant and uplifting, which can potentially provide mental clarity and focus. Consumers report that its pain-relieving benefits may come with no sedating effects, allowing them to proceed with life as usual.
Mimosa may offer a calm and soothing experience that can potentially keep anxiety in check when consumed in small doses. If consumed in larger doses, it often has the potential to transform energetic effects into sleepy and lethargic effects. However the endocannabinoid system has its own functionality and effects may vary from user to user.
- Genetics: Clementine x Purple Punch
- Growth Period: 9 weeks
- Ease of growth: Strenuous, requires specific soil and longer drying and curing periods, can be grown indoor or outdoor.
- Flavor: Orange Citrus with Earthy and Sour back-notes.
- Aroma: Funky Tangerine and Tropical Citrus
- Potential Effects: Uplifting, Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy and Calm.
- May Help Mitigate: Anxiety, Stress, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Asthma, and Depression.
- Therapeutic Potentials: Anti-Tumor, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antibiotic and Analgesic.
- Average Potency: 19% - 22%
5 Dominant Terpenes Found in Mimosa
Limonene: Certain studies have shown that limonene may help reduce stress and anxiety. There have been supporting studies suggesting that limonene may have potent anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing properties for those looking for alternatives to Western medicine. Limonene may be utilized as an antioxidant that can potentially help lower blood sugar and certain fats, which are associated with metabolic syndromes such as diabetes.
Myrcene: Myrcene is reported to have many therapeutic benefits. Like other terpenes, myrcene may have the potential to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and sleep-supportive, along with many other therapeutic benefits. Myrcene is most commonly found in hops and lemongrass, both of which have been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries. Myrcene is considered to have some of the most powerful natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties and has the potential to be more powerful working synergistically with THC and CBD, possibly enhancing the effects of the cannabinoids.
Terpenes... Everywhere, Terpenes
Caryophyllene: Caryophyllene is the only terpene that has been shown to act as a cannabinoid, potentially activating our endocannabinoid system by binding to the CB2 receptor which may allow for anti-inflammatory effects to take over. The CB1 receptor is responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabinoids, while the CB2 receptors, particularly in peripheral tissues in the body, may offer therapeutic effects when treating inflammation, pain, osteoporosis, anxiety, and depression among many other things. There are cancer studies suggesting that caryophyllene demonstrated traits of suppressing tumor growth in a 2007 study.
Linalool: Even though linalool is considered to be a minor terpene, it may contain powerful therapeutic properties. Linalool has the potential to help reduce and prevent anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Some studies suggest that this terpene may be a good option for treating several types of cancer which can potentially help improve cognitive function, and possibly reduce oxidative stress and inflammation typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Pinene: Pinene is often utilized for its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and antioxidant properties. Studies suggest that it may also help with neurological support as well as increasing serotonin levels, potentially becoming a mood stabilizer which may provide happy and euphoric effects. Some studies report that pinene may have the potential to affect the body's neurochemical balance which may positively impact the pathways through which the brain functions.
Stay tuned for next week's cultivar of the week!
All studies are linked to the main topics highlighted in each paragraph to elaborate more in depth of each study. Studies are limited and research is still ongoing and are subject to change at any given moment, all medical benefit potentials are not proven and vary depending on the user.
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