Terpenes are the fragrant hydrocarbons emitted from inside the resinous organs in all plants. These oils are in charge of the aroma and also the specific tastes of plants. Researchers have found more than 100 terpenes.
Terpenes synergize with cannabinoids to enhance the impacts of the endocannabinoid system. This synergistic connection among terpenes and cannabinoids is known as the entourage effect.
Here’s a rundown of the 11 most common cannabis terpenes:
1. α Pinene
α Pinene represents cannabis’ recognizable scent, frequently connected with pine trees and turpentine. α Pinene is the most widely recognized normally occurring terpenoid and goes about as both an anti-inflammatory and a bronchodilator.
Myrcene is the most common terpene in cannabis. Myrcene directs whether a strain will have an Indica or Sativa impact. Strains containing over 0.5% of Myrcene produce an increasingly soothing high, while strains containing under 0.5% Myrcene have an empowering impact.
Ocimene is every now and again utilized in aromas for its lovely scent. In nature, this terpene adds to a plant’s defense and have antifungal properties.
Terpineol is known for its lovely smell and is regularly utilized in cleansers and fragrances. It is known to have loosening up impacts.
5. β Caryophyllene
β Caryophyllene is the main terpene known to link with the body’s endocannabinoid framework (CB2). It produces calming and pain relieving impacts. Best combined with full spectrum hemp oil.
α Humulene adds to the “hoppy” smell of cannabis. This terpene works as a hunger suppressant and displays strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Linalool has a botanical fragrance reminiscent of spring blossoms, yet with zesty undertones. It has narcotic-like property and is a powerful anxiety and stress reliever. It has additionally been utilized as a pain reliever and against epilepsy.
Limonene is a predominant terpene in strains with an higher Sativa impact. It is likewise found in the rind of citrus fruits/plants. Limonene helps in the absorption of different terpenes through the skin and mucous films, and has been utilized to treat anxiety and depression.
Terpinolene has been known to display cancer prevention properties in rodent brain cells. Studies with mice demonstrate that terpinolene has a calming impact when inhaled
Valencene is available in Valencia oranges and adds to cannabis’ citrus fragrance.
Also present in geraniums, geraniol produces a rosey aroma that makes it a well known fragrance additive. It is a viable mosquito repellent and demonstrates a potential defensive impact against neuropathy.
The distinctions can be minute, however terpenes can add substance to the cannabis experience. In particular, terpenes may offer extra medicinal incentive as they intercede our body’s connection with other therapeutic plant compounds. Check out our other pages on terpenes and the entourage effect.