Trichomes: the treasure box of Cannabis plants!
By definition, trichomes are outer appendages that grow on a multitude of plants for the purpose of reflecting radiation, managing plant temperature, protection from other injurious species, collecting pollen and reducing water loss.
In the cannabis plant, they resemble tiny clear stalks with a bulbous top. Within this little bulb lies all the phyto-cannabinoids and aromatic terpenes that are responsible for cannabis’ psychoactive and healing properties. Modern research has been primarily focused on understanding THC and medicinally, CBD – with a growing interest in identifying the properties of 85+ additional compounds found in the same sphere.
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