Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants. Cannabis plants contain a high number of terpenes, which give cannabis products a distinctive aroma and flavor.
Terpenes found in plants will protect plants from harsh weather, predators or enhance pollination.
Terpenes can enhance the health benefits alone, or synergistically with cannabinoids. They can have an entourage effect with cannabinoids to produce the desired effects of cannabis. Terpenes will not make you feel high on their own.
There are more than 150 different terpenes.
Most common Terpenes:
|Terpenes||Found in||Aroma||Therapeutic Benefit|
|Alpha-bisabolol||Coconut, fruity, nutty||Antibacterial Anti-inflammatory|
|Beta caryophyllene||Black pepper, cloves, rosemary||Clove, dry, spicy, woody||Anti-inflammatory Antimicrobial Gastroprotective Anti-Anxiety|
|Humulene||Ginseng||Bitter, floral, peppery, woody||Antibacterial Anti-inflammatory Energizing|
|Limonene||Citrus fruits||Sweet, citrus||Anti-depressant Antibacterial Stress relief|
|Linalool||Basil, lavender||Floral, rose, woody||Anti-anxiety Anesthetic (local) Sedative Anti-convulsant Stress Relief|
|Myrcene||Hops, Thyme, mangos||Celery-like, woody, herbaceous||Analgesic Sedative Muscle relaxant Anti-inflammatory|
|Pinene||Pine needles, Pine nuts||Fresh, piney, herbal||Alertness Memory retention Bronchodilator Anti-inflammatory|
|Terpinolene||Lemon, sweet||Antibacterial, antifungal Possible sedative affects|