All About Cannabis Terpenes

Cannabis terpenes are aromatic compounds found in the cannabis plant that are responsible for its distinctive scent and flavor. They are a type of organic molecule that is produced by many different plants, including cannabis, and are often used in aromatherapy and as flavorings in food and drink.

Terpenes are found in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, which are the small, hair-like structures that cover the buds and leaves. There are over 100 different terpenes that have been identified in cannabis, each with its own unique scent and flavor profile.

Terpenes are also thought to play a role in the effects of cannabis, as they are believed to interact with other compounds in the plant, such as THC and CBD, to produce various therapeutic benefits. Some terpenes, for example, are thought to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, or anxiolytic properties.

Some of the most common terpenes found in cannabis include:

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Myrcene has a musky, earthy aroma and is thought to have sedative effects. It is also found in mango and hops.

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Limonene has a citrusy scent and is thought to have mood-boosting and anti-inflammatory effects.

Pinene: has a pine-like scent and is thought to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

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Caryophyllene: has a spicy, peppery scent and is thought to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

It’s important to note that the effects of terpenes on the body and mind are still being studied, and much more research is needed to fully understand their potential therapeutic benefits.