Terpenes and How Do They Affect You?

By March 9, 2018Terpenes

The words “Terpenes” and “Cannabinoids” have become a common phrase in recent months within the Cannabis Industry.  The cannabis plant consists of a wide variety of chemicals and compounds. About 140 of these belong to a large class of aromatic organic hydrocarbons known as terpenes.

Terpenes are common constituents of flavorings and fragrances. Terpenes, unlike cannabinoids, are responsible for the aroma of cannabis. The FDA and other agencies have generally recognized terpenes as “safe.” 

There are many flavors and fragrances developed out of Terpenes. The most common ones include:

  • Pine (useful for asthma patients & antiseptic)
  • Myrcene- Musky, Clove Scent (useful for muscle tension, sleeplessness, depression)
  • Limonene- Citrus Scent (useful for anti-bacterial, heartburn, depression)
  • Linalool- Floral, Lavender Scent (useful for acne, anti-depressant)