What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the organic compounds in cannabis and other plants that give the plant it’s unique scent and/or flavor. These natural compounds are not exclusive to cannabis, but can be found abundantly in various flowers, trees, herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even microbes. Cannabis and other aromatic plants produce Terpenes and Terpenoids for many different reasons like repelling pests or attracting pollinators.
It has been known that certain benefits can be obtained through the use of volatile plant terpenes in alternative medicine like aromatherapy. The same goes for cannabis terpenes. Depending on the terpene and cannabinoid ratios the experience can be different as well.
Terpenes are often regarded as the primary influencers in the effects of different cannabis strains, according to some cannabis connoisseurs. Due to the ongoing federal illegality of cannabis, extensive research on terpenes and flavonoids is still pending. However, our investigations have identified seven major terpenes in cannabis: myrcene, limonene, pinene, linalool, beta-caryophyllene, ocimene, and terpinolene. View our chart below to learn more about each terpene and how it could benefit you!
What Do They Do?
Terpenes are thought to protect plants from harsh weather and predators. Cannabis researchers and consumers alike are using terpenes as a way to classify cannabis products and predict their effects. The main hypothesis is that the terpene profile — the dominant terpenes — of a strain work in tandem with cannabinoid content to produce the effects people associate with different strains. They might explain why two different strains with the same level of THC produce such different experiences.
Aroma: Floral, Herbal
Likely to Ease Swelling, Inflammation and Irritations.
Commonly employed as a component in dermatological and cosmetic formulations, such as makeup and shaving cream.
Aroma: Mint, Menthol
Known To Mitigate Tension & Swelling, Promote Digestion
Aroma: Fir Needles, Musky Earth
Potential To Alleviate Tension and Swelling
Aroma: Spicy, Musky, Black Pepper
May Ease Swelling and Support a Healthy Immune System
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Aroma: Pine, Rosemary
Known to Ease Swelling and Support Bone Health
Aroma: Mint, Eucalyptus
Potential to Promote a Healthy Immune Response, Support Respiratory Functions
Aroma: Peach, Rose, Lemongrass, Geranium
Likely to Support a Healthy Immune System, Ease Tension & Swelling, Promote Rest
Aroma: Earthy, Wood, Spice, Hops, Herbs
May Support The Immune System
Ease Swelling and Be Neuroprotective
Aroma: Citrus, Lemon, Line, Sweet
May be a Mood Elevator, Support a Healthy Immune System, Stress Reducer
Aroma: Lavender, Floral
Known to Promote a Peaceful Mind, Lessen Tension, Calming, Promotes Rest
Aroma: Musky, Earthy, Citrus, Cloves
May Provide Relaxing Effects, Promote Rest, and Ease Swelling
Aroma: Sweet, Woody, Floral, Herbaceous
Known to Ease Swelling, Supports Immune Systems, Support Respiratory Functions
Aroma: Pine, Herbal
Potential to Promote Creativity & Alertness, Ease Swelling, Uplift Mood, Support Respiratory Function
Aroma: Balsamic, Floral, Grassy
May Promote Rest, Ease Tension and Swelling, Support a Healthy Immune System
Aroma: Smokey, Woody, Grassy
Likely to Promote Rest, Support a Healthy Immune System
Aroma: Citrus, Rose, Fruity, Woody
Likely to Support a Healthy Immune System
Aroma: Sweet, Citrus, Grassy
May Ease Swelling, Support a Healthy Immune System, Neuroprotective