Terpenes

Terpenes

Along with minor cannabinoids, terpenes play a role in the entourage effect, enhancing the benefits and experience of CBD. We’ve included some of the naturally occurring terpenes you’ll find in our strains.

Terpenes

Terpenes are natural compounds that are present in most of the essential oils produced by plants, and even a few animals. There are approximately 120 different terpenes in cannabis, many of which are unique to the plant, and they are found in the flower or bud. Terpenes are what give different strains of cannabis their unique flavors and aromas as well as enhance the effect of cannabis by changing the way we process cannabinoids. Terpenes also assist with the absorption of cannabinoids and have a variety of different health benefits.

Pinine

A terpene that creates the piney aroma present in many strains (chemovars) and acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Limonene

A terpene that is known for being a mood booster and for decreasing stress without acting as a sedative.

Myrcene

A terpene that may be useful in reducing inflammation and chronic pain and is found in many indica dominant strains suggesting that it works as a sleep aid.

Beta-Caryophyllene

Is the only terpene that binds to CB2 receptors making it a great anti-inflammatory agent.

Terpinolene

Is a terpene that can exhibit a sedative effect making it an effective treatment for anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks.

Humulene

Humulene is a terpene currently under active research. Studies demonstrate that is can be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant.