Trainwreck - Hybrid
Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain bred from Mexican and Thai sativas crossed with Afghani indicas. It is widely known for its sweet lemon and pine aroma that often leaves patients feeling creative and happy. This strain averages 19-24% THC, but the THC only tells a small portion of this strain’s story.
Terpene Profile and Effects
Cannabis has a notably strong unique aroma, and each individual strain has a different smell as well. The part of the cannabis plant that causes these different smells are the terpenes, aromatic molecules secreted inside the resin glands of the cannabis flowers. Terpenes not only provide a wide range of smells but can also accentuate the cannabinoid profile resulting in stronger and more focused physical and mental effects than the THC % would lead you to believe.
The primary terpenes found in Trainwreck include myrcene, caryophyllene, and humulene.
Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis. The aroma is often described as earthy with musky notes, resembling cloves and sometimes even has a fruity, red grape-like smell. It has also been reported that it is useful in reducing inflammation and chronic pain.
Caryophyllene, also found in black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices like oregano, is best known for its spicy and peppery notes. Beta-caryophyllene binds to CB2 receptors, hence its use in anti-inflammatory topicals and creams. Caryophyllene is the only terpene that binds to cannabinoid receptors.
Humulene, besides in cannabis, can be found in clove, sage, and black pepper. Its aroma contains earthy, woody, and spicy notes. It has a variety of medical properties. Early research has shown that it prevents cancer cells from growing. In addition, it often suppresses appetite, reduces inflammation, relieves pain and fights bacterial infections.