Terpenes are compounds that give plants their unique scents, They can be found in everyday plants, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. They may also amplify the beneficial effects of cannabis.
Bisabolol, commonly produced by the chamomile flower is known for its light, sweet, and floral aroma. Often found in teas for a calming effect, it also boasts potential anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties.
Borneol is a terpene in cannabis known to be used in traditional Chinese medicine since the 1600’s. While it is known to help alleviate pain and inflammation, borneol may also support digestive issues, improve circulation, and decrease stress and anxiety.
Caryophyllene is a spicy, peppery terpene found in many different edible plants. It is found in the spices black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon; and in the herbs oregano, basil, hops, and rosemary.
The only terpene known to also act as a cannabinoid, meaning it can activate the endocannabinoid system to provide anti-inflammatory effects.
Fenchol has an earthy aroma of lemon-lime and pine that will remind you of any time you have sprinkled fresh basil into a pot of tomato sauce. It has shown therapeutic benefits for antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects.
Humulene has an earthy, woody, and spicy essence and is commonly found in cannabis as well as hops. Research has shown it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetitive suppressant.
Fruity flavors are often a blend of terpene profiles. For example, Huckleberry (similar to Blueberry) is known to contain humulene, caryophyllene, myrcene and linalool. These individual terpene profiles have various effects most commonly known to improve mood and reduce inflammation.
Limonene — specifically D-Limonene — is a naturally occurring terpene found in the rind of citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes.
Limonene is the second most abundant terpene profile found in the cannabis plant. It is a citrusy smell that is known to improve mood and reduce stress.
Linalool is a well known terpene most abundant in the lavender plant. It is known for its calming effect and has been used for centuries as a sleep aid.
Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene found in many flowers and spices. It has a complex yet delicate floral aroma reminiscent of spring flowers, but with spicy overtones.
Menthol is a well-known terpene for its minty scent and cooling sensation. It is commonly used to relieve throat irritation and body aches and pains due to its ability to trigger cold receptors in the skin.
Myrcene is the most common terpene found in the cannabis plant and can also found in everyday foods like mango. It is known to provide sedating, relaxing and body high effects given its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Known for its woodsy aroma with notes of floral and hints of citrus. It is commonly found in mint, parsley and basil and is known to provide antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and decongestant effects.
Pinene is an aromatic terpene found in cannabis. It may support improved short term memory retention and stimulate creative inspiration. Pinene is also known to counteract adverse side effects from THC.
Pinene is the most common terpene in nature; it is found mostly in balsamic resin, pine wood and in many other conifers. Other plants rich in pinenes include rosemary, orange peel, basil, parsley and cannabis.
Terpinolene is recognizable for its woody aroma along with citrus and floral notes. It occurs naturally in sage, lilac, tea tree and apples trees. It is known to be antifungal, antibacterial and most commonly used for its sedative effects.