WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are the compounds found in plants that produce an aroma. Terpenes are responsible for the scent and many therapeutic benefits in cannabis, plants, essential oils, and many other useful items in the world. Terpenes, when added to cannabis (or the terpenes that are already found in the cannabis plant), can have great effects.
There are many roles that terpenes can play. In nature, terpenes are used as a deterrent that repel animals and insects. In the human body, terpenes can have significant effects; once absorbed, terpenes can elevate mood and disassemble anxiety.
WHAT ABOUT RESEARCH?
In 2009, a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that terpenes have substantial effects on the mind and body of a human. The aromas that come with terpenes can change a person’s mood, behavior, and their endocrine systems.
HOW DO TERPENES WORK?
In cannabis, terpenes can elevate the effects that cannabinoids have on the body. Different kinds of terpenes have different effects on the body.
KINDS OF TERPENES
- Myrecene - musky, earthy, herbal
- Pinene - pine, fir
- Limonene - citrus, lemon, orange
- Caryophyllene - peppery, spicy, woody
- Linalool - floral, lavender
- Terpinolene - pine, herbal, floral, perfumy
- Caphene - pungent, wood, fir
- Terpineol - floral, lilac
- Phellandrene - mint, citrus
- Carene - sweet, pungent
- Humulene - hoppy, earthy
- Pulegone - peppermint, minty
- Sabinene - pine, orange, spicy
- Geraniol - rose, floral
TOP CANNABIS STRAIN TERPENES
- Blue Dream - Myrcene
- Sour Diesel - Myrcene, Limonene
- Dutch Treat - Terpinolene
- Northern Lights - Caryoplyllene
- Pineapple - Pinene
- Fire OG - Linalool
- Zkittlez - Beta-Caryophyllene, Humulene
- Roze - Myrcene, Pinene
- Super Lemon Haze - Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene
- Jack Herer - Beta-Caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Limonene