If you’re like most people, you probably know very little about cannabis terpenes. What are they? What do they do? How can they benefit your health? This blog post will answer all of those questions and more. We’ll discuss what terpenes are, their benefits, and how to choose the right ones for you.
A cannabis terpene is a naturally occurring compound found in many plants, including Cannabis sativa (hemp) and Cannabis indica (marijuana). Cannabis is one of the most common sources of these compounds.
Benefits of Terpenes
Terpenes are responsible for giving each strain its unique aroma and flavor profile and providing benefits such as pain relief or stress reduction. Cannabis terpenes have been used medicinally since ancient times to treat ailments like epilepsy, depression, anxiety disorders like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), chronic inflammation from arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and even cancer.
Terpenes are also present in high concentrations when you consume raw marijuana leaves without any heat applied beforehand— this means that smoking cannabis won’t give you the full entourage effect that consuming it in other ways will. When heated, however, the cannabis terpenes are released and interact with the other cannabinoids to create a greater synergy than the sum of its parts. This is known as the entourage effect, which makes Cannabis so unique and beneficial.
What are they?
There are many different Cannabis terpenes, but some of the most common include limonene, Myrcene, pinene, linalool, caryophyllene, Alpha-humulene, Ocimene, Terpinolene, and Alpha Bisabolol.
Each has its own unique set of benefits that can enhance your health in various ways. So let’s take a closer look at each one.
Limonene is a citrusy terpene found in high concentrations in lemons and other citrus fruits. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and its ability to reduce stress levels.
Myrcene is a musky terpene found in hops, mangos, thyme, and lemongrass. It has analgesic (pain relief) and sedative effects, ideal for treating chronic pain or insomnia.
Pinene is a piney terpene that’s found in conifers and turpentine. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory (expands the airways) effects, making it helpful for people with asthma.
Linalool is a lavender-scented terpene found in many plants and herbs, including lavender. It has anti-inflammatory and sedative effects, helpful in treating insomnia or anxiety disorders like PTSD.
Caryophyllene is an earthy terpene found in cloves, cinnamon bark, black pepper seeds. Its most notable benefit is its ability to enhance the flavor of Cannabis extracts made with coconut oil (e.g., edibles) by adding spicy notes similar to those found in curry powder. Pinene also works well as an additive because it enhances flavors while reducing any bitterness they may have caused on their own. Cannabis extracts made with pinenes tend towards a woodsy, herbal flavor.
Alpha – Humulene
This Terpene is dominant in hops. It’s also present in sage, clove, basil, black pepper, and ginseng and carries a corresponding “hoppy” aroma. Alpha-humulene has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, ideal for treating chronic pain or arthritis.
Ocimene is a sweet terpene found in mint, mangoes, basil, and orchids. Ocimene has antifungal properties and may improve the immune system by enhancing its ability to fight off viruses like colds/flu. Ocimene also reduces stress levels, ideal for treating chronic pain or arthritis.
In addition, Ocimene can be combined with other terpenes like Myrcene for an even more substantial effect on your anxiety level when consumed together. Ocimenes are thought to work better than any single component alone because they share similar molecular structures. Still, each has its unique effects on different parts of our bodies (e.g., olfactory receptors).
Terpinolene is a terpene found in Cannabis, tea tree oil, and pine trees. It has antifungal properties and may improve the immune system by enhancing its ability to fight off viruses like colds/flu. Terpinolene also reduces stress levels, ideal for treating chronic pain or arthritis. In addition, Terpinolene can be combined with other terpenes like Myrcene for an even stronger effect on your anxiety level when consumed together.”
This Terpene is a sweet floral scent with hints of Pine Tree forest. If you want to relieve stress, this is a great choice and eases anxiety, but beware too much will cause drowsiness. Also, please don’t use it before operating heavy machinery. Terpinolene is also a great choice if you suffer from chronic pain or arthritis.
If you are looking to get the benefits of Terpinolene, try using an extract that has been made with this Terpene. Terpinolene-rich extracts will have a sweet and floral aroma, and they may help reduce stress levels and ease chronic pain or arthritis symptoms.
At medibles, we use only the highest quality ingredients in our products. For example, our Terpinolene-rich extract is made with pure CBD oil and natural Terpinolene, so you can be sure you’re getting the most benefits possible.
Alpha Bisabolol is a terpene that’s found in chamomile and other plants. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. alpha-bisabolol can be combined with other essential oils like lavender to help treat acne breakouts or skin conditions such as eczema.”
Alpha Bisabolol is ideal if you suffer from chronic pain or arthritis. alpha-bisabolol has been used by many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who claim it works well at relieving their symptoms when added to topical treatments like creams/lotions that have already shown efficacy for treating RA because this ingredient helps reduce inflammation associated with joints caused by disease
In closing, cannabis terpenes offer a wide variety of benefits that can enhance your health in many different ways. If you’re interested in trying Cannabis terpenes yourself, do your research first to find the right ones. There are many different types available, each with its own unique set of benefits. Remember: not all terpenes are created equal, so be sure to do your research before choosing one (or more) to add to your daily routine. For more great content, please visit our website at medibles.io and take our online health assessment, and don’t forget to follow us on social media. Happy experimenting!