An ancient and esteemed northern California strain, Trainwreck is a mind-blowing, potent cannabis Sativa with powerful effects that hits like a loaded train. Mexican and Thai Sativas were bred with Afghani Indicas to produce this strain of what we call a northern California staple, composed of sweet lemon and spicy pine aroma.
In other words, Trainwreck is a Sativa dominant cannabis strain that produces a flavor similar to sour citrus fruits like lemon and lime. Its lemon-lime, menthol, sour taste, and smell are famous worldwide.
Its buds have a dark green color with shades of violet and crystal trichomes. It is produced due to crossing the Sativa vortex, hybrid Chernobyl, and hybrid Qrazy train.
The happy chemical THC levels average 19% in some crops while it is found to be 24% in others of this breed. Trainwreck cannabis is used to relieve migraine, pain, arthritis, while some patients use it to relieve anxiety, attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder ADHD, and post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD.
It also causes euphoria, happiness, and awakening creativity. All these effects can be achieved when the right dose of trainwreck cannabis is used. When the right amount is consumed, the consumer can take advantage of this plant and be productive the whole day by utilizing its energetic effect.
Therefore, this strain can be consumed throughout the day to help get tasks done. In short, it provides a lot of comfort by producing its uplifting effects. But, if the amount exceeds the required dose, negative effects are produced, and a person suffers from the vigorous psychoactive effect that quickly turns into paranoia. Other adverse effects include dizziness, anxiousness, headache, and other psychological problems.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of natural products of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees. Terpenes play a role in providing odor to most plant and animal compounds.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people generally link them to cheap weed because they present a good amount in cannabis. These terpenes create a characteristic fragrance of many plants. The presence of terpenes in cannabis plants serves many roles. The main role is the production of the scent.
Besides this, terpenes are also a source of attraction for pollinators and repel predators. Terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains.
A few terpenes help in releasing stress and promoting relaxation, while others help increase focus and acuity. Many factors play a role in plant’s development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, etc.
The major terpenes present in trainwreck cannabis are:
- Myrcene 30% to 31%
- Terpinolene 14.5%
- Beta-caryophyllene 13.6%
- Ocimene 12%
- Alpha-pinene 11%
- Beta-pinene 3%
- Humulene 3.5%
- Alpha-bisabolol 3%
- Limonene 2.5%
- Linalool 1%
- Other minor terpenes 4%
Myrcene is a natural alkene hydrocarbon. Myrcene is the main component of the essential oil of several plants like bay, cannabis, etc. Myrcene has a long list of health benefits, including its potent anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, sedative, and strong anti-anxiety effect.
Terpinolene is found in apples, lilacs, cumin, and nutmeg. Terpinolene is mainly used due to its sedative properties and highly recommended when treating anxiety and insomnia. It is often mixed with lilac and lavender to help cure some sleep disorders. A study was conducted in 2013 on Terpinolene and it was found that it plays a role of anti-proliferative for brain tumor cells. It helps in producing a calm state of mind.
Beta-caryophyllene is a very common terpene found in many strains of cannabis, especially in trainwreck cannabis, in which the percentage is almost 13 to 14% of the total composition. It is also found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. It has a spicy and earthy smell. It plays a huge role in fighting off stress and providing a calm, soothing effect to the mind and body.
Ocimene is a terpene used specifically for adding sweet and herbaceous flavors to some of the strains of the cannabis plant. It also adds some citrusy flavor to the plant. Mint, mangos, parsley, and tarragons are some of the natural sources of ocimene. This terpene has many medicinal and therapeutical purposes. It is used as an anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal substance.
Alpha pinene and beta-pinene are organic compounds of the terpene class. They have an essential role in inflammation. They act as potent anti-inflammatory terpenes. Both pinenes are useful in conditions like arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Besides this, alpha-pinene also helps in neutralizing unwanted effects of THC, such as short-term memory and anxiety.
Humulene proves to be an effective anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressant, and anti-bacterial terpene found in cannabis, ginseng, and sage.
Alpha bisabolol has the remarkable property of working as an anti-aging remedy for the skin. It penetrates deep into the skin and helps freshen the skin from within. It aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Its chamomile like subtle floral fragrance is attractive to many and so, it is often used in perfumes and other skincare products as a fragrance agent. Bisabolol is antinociceptive. It reduces the perception of pain by reducing inflammation. It acts as a strong analgesic against bacterial infections as an antibiotic and also has anti-fungal properties.
Limonene is a colorless liquid found as a major component in oils of citrus fruit peels. It is used in making medicine. Limonene helps in promoting weight loss, useful in preventing and treating cancer, and also treats bronchitis. Limonene is used as a flavoring agent in foods, beverages, and chewing gums.
Limonene exposure to air and sunlight oxidizes and degrades into many oxidative products that act as skin and respiratory irritants. It also has a specific scent.
Linalool is a potent terpene due to its effect on the serotonin receptor. Serotonin is known as the happy hormone in our body. Linalool acts on this receptor and helps combat conditions like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It can fight various cancers.