TERPENES INFO

TERPENES

WHAT THEY ARE & HOW THEY HELP

LIMONENE

EFFECTS
elevated mood, stress relief

ALSO FOUND IN
citrus rinds, juniper, peppermint

MEDICAL BENEFITS
anti-depression, anti-anxiety,
gastric reflux, antifungal

MYRCENE

EFFECTS
relaxing, enhancing THC’s
psychoactivity

ALSO FOUND IN
mango, thyme, citrus, lemongrass,
bay leaf

MEDICAL BENEFITS
antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal,
anti-inflammation

HUMELENE

EFFECTS
suppress appetite

ALSO FOUND IN
hops, coriander

MEDICAL BENEFITS
anti-inflammation, antibacterial, pain relief

LINALOOL

EFFECTS
sedating, calming

ALSO FOUND IN
lavender, laurel, birch, rosewood

MEDICAL BENEFITS
insomia, stress, depression, anxiety,
pain, convulsions

CARYOPHYLLENE

EFFECTS
none

ALSO FOUND IN
pepper, cloves. hops, basil, oregano

MEDICAL BENEFITS
antioxidant, insomnia, inflammation,
pain, muscle spasms

PINENE

EFFECTS
memory retention

ALSO FOUND IN
pine needles, conifer, sage

MEDICAL BENEFITS
anti-depression, anti-anxiety,
gastric reflux, antifungal

So you’ve got the cannabis basics down. You understand the primary difference between THC (psychoactive effects) and CBD (no psycoactive effects). But what are these Terpenes in your cannabis products that everyone is buzzing about?

The best way to understand what Terpenes are and how they work is to think of smelling a sprig of wild lavendar, or drinking a lavendar flavored tea. Think about how smelling and tasting the lavendar makes you “feel” relaxed. Or how smelling or tasting mint feels refreshing.

This is how Terpenes work. They are aromatic and flavorful. Their compound properties contribute to how you feel or experience a product. Terpenes add complexity to the flavor of your cannabis.

Found in plants and other species, Terpenes are hydrocarbons. They are readily found in in Cannabis.

Terpenes are aromatic (again think of the scent of a lemon) and are responsible for the smell of cannabis flowers that have matured. While this is typically a skuny smell, as mentioned above, terpenes can also have relaxing scents, piney scents or even fruity scents.

Some patients report that terpenes have anti-inflammatory benefits, ease pain, and decrease sleep deprivation.

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