Terpenes: A Basic Introduction

Terpenes: A Basic Introduction

Terpenes are the pungent oils that give cannabis strains their own unique aromatic profile, they are recreated in the same glands that produce other cannabinoids like THC and CBD.There has been over 100 different terpenes identified in the cannabis plant.Terpenes interact synergistically with the cannabinoids found in the plant. In todays cannabis industry strains are bred to have higher levels of THC, as a result cannabinoids have fallen to trace amounts but the terpene profile remains. Terpenes are in no way exclusive to cannabis, they can also be found in many other herbs, plants and fruits as well.The development of terpenes in cannabis was thought to originally repel predators and lure pollinators, but it has since proven to have an incredible medicinal value. Terpenes bind to your cannabinoid receptors and effect their chemical output, they can also modify how much THC passes through the blood-brain barrier. Terpenes have been known to influence dopamine and serotonin receptors by altering the rate of production and destruction of the receptors.

  • Alpha-Pinene- Aroma: Pine

Effects: Alertness, Memory Retention and counteracts anxiety brought on by THC.

Medical Value: Bronchodilator, Antiseptic, Antibacterial.

Also Found in: Pine,Rosemary, Basil, Parsley and Dill

Strains: Elderberry

 

  • Limonene- Aroma: Citrus

 Effects:Elevated Mood, Stress Relief

Medical Value: Anti-fungal, Antibacterial and                                  

Also Found in: Fruit Rinds, Rosemary and Juniper

Strains: Tangie, Double Tangie Banana and 24K

 

  • Caryophyllene-Aroma: Pepper, Spice, Wood and Clove

   Effects: NO Known Effects

  Medical Value: Gastro-protective and Anti-Inflammatory

  Also Found In: Black Pepper, Cloves and Cotton

Strains: Gorilla Glue #4, Blueberry and Master Kush

 

  • Myrcene-Aroma: Musky, Cloves, Earthy and Herbal, with a touch of Citrus

   Effects: Sedating, Relaxing and known to enhance the   effects of THC

  Medical Value: Antioxidant, Anti-carcinogenic,  Anti-inflammation and Anti-insomnia.

Also Found In: Mango, Lemongrass,Thyme and Hops

Strains: Citrix

 

  • Linalool-Aroma: Floral, Citrus and Candy

Effects: Anxiety Relief and Sedation

Medical Value: Anti-Anxiety, Anti-convulsant, Anti-Depressant and Anti-Acne

Also Found In: Lavender

Strains: Blue Dream, Sensi Star and The Rem

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