A common terpene found in hundreds of different plants, including cannabis. It often shows up on the dinner table in cumin, oregano, thyme, anise, and coriander. Its aroma and flavor have hints of citrus, earth, and wood. It is not a primary compound in cannabis and only shows up in small amounts in some strains. It is thought to have antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits. 

“This cymene tastes like a carrot.”

Benefits of cymene

Research suggests that cymene can combat inflammation and be an effective analgesic in a 2012 mouse study. Cymene, via thyme essential oil, was also shown to have antimicrobial properties in this 2014 study