Learning About Terpenes

Terpenes are the aromatic oils that give each cannabis strain its fragrance and taste.

These compounds have been known to carry an array of medicinal benefits, so you should consider your terpenes when picking strains to use for medical or recreational use!

By understanding terpenes you can customise your experience with cannabis and find the perfect strain for you beyond indica or sativa. 

alpha-pinene

Alpha-Pinene

Aroma: Pine
Potential Effects: 
Alertness, memory retention, counteracts some THC effects
Potential Medical Value: 
Treatment of asthma, pain, inflammation, ulcers, anxiety, cancer
myrcene

Myrcene

Aroma: Cardamom, cloves, musky, earthy, herbal
Potential Effects: 
Sedating “couch-lock” effect, relaxing
Potential Medical Value: 
Antioxidant; treatment of insomnia, pain, and inflammation
limonene

Limonene

Aroma: Citrus
Potential Effects: 
Elevated mood, stress relief
Potential Medical Value: 
Treatment of anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and cancer
BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

Beta-Caryophyllene

Aroma: Pepper, spicy, woody, cloves
Potential Effects: 
Stress relief
Potential Medical Value: 
Treatment of pain, anxiety and depression, ulcers
linalool

Linalool

Aroma: Floral
Potential Effects: 
Mood enhancement, sedation
Potential Medical Value: 
Treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, inflammation, and neurodegenerative disease
Humulene

Humelene

Aroma: Hops, woody, earthy
Potential Effects: 
Anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressant,
Potential Medical Value: 
Anti-inflammatory
ocimene

Ocimene

Aroma: Sweet, herbal, and woody
Potential Effects: 
Decongestant, energy boost
Potential Medical Value: 
Antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial
terpinolene

Terpinolene

Aroma: Piney, floral, and herbal
Potential Effects: 
Relaxing
Potential Medical Value: 
Antioxidant, sedative, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer

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