Terpenes are aromatic oils secreted from trichome resin that have therapeutic properties of their own and can help modulate how cannabinoids interact in your body. Terpenes are chemical compounds produced by plants such as cannabis, herbs, spices, and others. Terpenes contribute to each strain's distinct flavor, fragrance, and overall effect.
Terpenes : Aroma + Benefits + and where they can be found.
Mycene : Mangos, lemongrass, and hops contain myrcene. Hoppy, herbaceous, earthy, and musky aromas are present. Used as a sedative, analgesic, anti-stress, relaxant, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Modulates THC intake with CB1 receptor. AKA for the couch-lock effect.
Linalool : Lavender contains linalool. flowery in scent. Used for stress relief, anxiety reduction, antibacterial, antifungal, cancer cell growth inhibition, anti-acne, and epilepsy treatment
Terpineol : Lilacs, pine trees, lime blooms, soaps, and lotions all contain terpineol (fragrance). Floral and sweet aroma. used as a sedative, antimicrobial, and stress reducer.
Humulene : Hops, ginseng, basil, and frequently Sativa plants contain humulene. The aroma is herbal, earthy, and hopsy. used as an analgesic, for appetite control, and for asthma.
Terpinolene : Apples, cumin, lilacs, and oregano all contain terpinolene. Floral and pleasant-sweet aroma. Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-tumor uses.
Bisabolol : Chamomile and candela trees contain bisabolol. Aroma is sweet, flowery, and herbal. used as an analgesic, calming agent, relaxant, and sleep aid.
Caryophyllene : Found in pepper, cloves, and rosemary is caryophyllene. The aroma is peppery, spicy, and earthy. Antibacterial, antifungal, and used to reduce inflammation and anxiety.
Ocimene : Found in parsley, mint, and orchids. Sweet, herbaceous, and sweet aroma. Antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial; used for congestion.
Basil, rosemary, and pine trees all contain pinene. Piney, herbaceous, and crisp aroma. Used for pain relief, memory retention, mental clarity, anti-tumor properties, and inflammation.
Limonene : Citrus fruits contain it. Citrus, sour, and fresh aromas dominate. Anxiety, anti-depressant, antibacterial, mood enhancer, acid reflux, appetite suppressant, gastrointestinal issues, anti-tumor, and cancer cell growth inhibition
Geraniol : Geraniums, tobacco, and lemon all contain it. Floral, fruity, and citrus aromas dominate. Anti-viral and neuroprotective properties.
Guaiol: is discovered in cypress pines. Pine, fresh, and woody aroma. Antioxidant, antibacterial, and antitumor properties.