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Terpene Strain Breakdown – Durban Poison

At True Terpenes, of all our terpenes for sale, Durban Poison is one of our favorite staff pick terpene strains, and we’re not alone in that sentiment—many customers have voiced their opinion that Durban Poison is one of our most potent and effective terpene profiles.

Durban Poison is a popular sativa strain that originated in the South African port town of, you guessed it, Durban. It’s known for its sweet smell and earthy, citrusy flavor. When exposed to Durban Poison, people feel uplifted, filled with energy, and their creative minds start flowing. It’s hard to sit down and stay still after Durban Poison, because you’re filled with the kind of positive motivation that just makes you want to get things done.

With our strain of Durban Poison that’s 100% made up of pure terpenes, the same effects are captured, along with the signature scent and taste. What is it that makes Durban Poison so satisfying? In this post, we’ll take a look at the recipe of Terpenes that make up this strain, and explore how they combine together to create the Durban Poison that you know and love.

Strain Breakdown – The Terpenes that Make Up Durban Poison

In Durban Poison, eight terpenes are responsible for providing the effects that this strain is famous for. Let’s look at the role that each one plays. You might be surprised to see how different terpene isolates affect the final product, even when they’re in small concentrations!

Terpinolene – 76%

Some of our strains are made up of a wild mix of numerous terpenes that all give small contributions to the overall end product. However, in the case of Durban Poison, Terpinolene does most of the heavy lifting, making up a whopping 76% of the recipe. However, despite Terpinolene’s dominant presence in this strain, you won’t get the effects of Durban Poison by taking it on its own, something that will be more clearly elucidated as we explain the roles of the other Terpenes in the mix.

That being said, Durban Poison owes a lot of its unique profile to Terpinolene. Its flavor and scent, for one, come largely from this terpene. Terpinolene is actually a widely popular ingredient in topicals such as lotions, perfumes, creams, and soap. The common denominator between all of those is that they’re all characterized by their strong scents. This is no coincidence; Terpinolene is particularly effective at evoking its own special scent and flavor, which is naturally sweet, piney, and earthey by nature. Surprised? Maybe not.

What might be surprising, however, if the effects of terpinolene, which are actually somewhat contradictory to the nature of Durban Poison. Terpinolene, rather than granting an energy boost, is more commonly used to promote peace and invoke a soothing effect. Since Durban Poison tends to get people off their couch, let’s take a look at some of the other terpenes that play their own role.

Humulene – 6%

The runner-up for second-most prominent terpene is pretty far behind in the race, dropping all the way down to 6%. Indeed, the rest of the terpenes in this recipe make up a small percentage of the overall mixture, but their effects don’t go unnoticed.

In the case of Humulene, one of those effects is its uplifting nature. This definitely plays a part in the empowering energy that you feel from Durban Poison, and Humulene also has a host of other effects, such as discomfort relief and a light feeling. Additionally, Humulene just adds a little more to that earthy scent you know and love, having a natural woody aroma.

Beta Caryophyllene – 5%

Yet another terpene that has a natural earthy fragrance, it’s hard not to find a good use for Beta Caryophyllene. A highly versatile terpene that’s used in a wide variety of applications, Beta Caryophyllene also does its part for Durban Poison.

Beta Caryophyllene is unique in nature, due to being the only phytocannabinoid that’s not in the cannabis genus—that basically means that it emulates the behavior of cannabis despite not being classified as such. This has a lot of implications for its effects; Beta Caryophyllene is a soothing discomfort-reliever, and it helps one to feel peaceful and focused. The latter is an important contribution to Durban Poison, which tends to leave people feeling motivated.

Linalool – 4%

Linalool is the first terpene in this list that doesn’t carry a naturally earthy or woody aroma, instead being more reminiscent of a lovely mountain flower valley. Linalool is sourced from a host of different plants in the mint, laurel and citrus fruit families, and is particularly popular as being effective for its anxiety-reducing qualities. Like the terpenes before it, Linalool also naturally provides a soothing and uplifting sensation. It’s a bit easier to see now how Durban Poison gives someone such energy even though its main ingredient is a sleep agent! These other terpenes, even though they make up a small percentage, go a long way.

Myrcene – 4%

Myrcene, along with Linalool, Beta Caryophyllene, and Terpinolene, is what we call an “essential isolate” because it’s one of the most commonly-used and effective terpenes. Myrcene in particular is the most prevalent terpene that’s naturally encountered in cannabis. It’s popular for its discomfort-relieving properties and of course, its easing and uplifting effects. It’s no wonder why Durban Poison makes people feel so good—look at all these happiness-inducing terpenes!

Limonene – 3%

While Limonene only makes up 3% of the recipe, don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not important. First off, its fresh and sweet flavor/scent contribute to the overall flavor of Durban Poison. Secondly, Limonene has been noted to be an effective spirit lifter. Maybe this is why people feel so energetic and motivated after some Durban Poison; it’s a lot easier to want to get up and seize your day when the heavy, oppressive fog of a hard day is lifted.

Alpha/Beta Pinene – 3%

While these are two different types of terpene, they come from the same family, so we put them together in one point. Alpha Pinene makes up 2% of Durban Poison, and Beta Pinene carries a small 1%. These two terpenes share many mutual sources, such as conifer trees and add to that earthy wood aroma. Of particular note are Alpha/Beta Pinene’s energy-boosting effects, something that Durban Poison is famous for. This just goes to show that you shouldn’t underestimate the effects of any terpene; even at tiny concentrations, their contributions are important.

The Durban Poison You Know and Love

Durban Poison has long been a favorite strain for many, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of True Terpene’s staff picks and a favorite among our satisfied customers. Since our strain of Durban Poison is completely made up of 100% terpenes, it can be illuminating to break it down and see how each terpene isolate plays its part.

At True Terpenes we know that every terpene can have a variety of positive and empowering effects, and we get ours directly from the source—nature itself. We know how to blend terpene isolates in such a way to where you can enjoy all of your favorite strains, and many more. In addition to Durban Poison, we offer an abundant amount of other strains, every last one offering its own share of unique and wonderful benefits. Whether Durban Poison is already a favorite of yours, or you’re just looking to try something new, check out our terpenes for sale on our online store!