Terps! You’ve likely heard this term before and wondered what is was referring to. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds responsible for the smell and flavor of Cannabis, as well as some medicinal properties. Terpenes can be found across all plant species, some common ones that occur in Cannabis are:
Myrcene – it is responsible for the earthy aroma of the plant. High myrcene levels in cannabis cause ‘couch-lock’. Myrcene can also be found in bay leaves, eucalyptus & lemongrass.
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Pinene – it is responsible for the pine & fir smell of some cannabis plants. Reported to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects.
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Limonene – a strong citrus aroma, strains with high amounts of limonene produce uplifting effects. Also a natural insecticide & is showing promise in clinical trials for cancer treatment and weight loss.
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Linalool – responsible for the floral and lavender aromas, this terpene has a recorded history of use as a sleep aid. Induces feelings of relaxation and comfort, combined with anti-inflammatory effects.
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