Let's talk terpenes.
Did you know the terpenes responsible for the flavor and smell of your cannabis are found in most plants? Swipe to learn more, and read below for a couple cool examples:
Pinene: One of the most common terpenes, pinene features a spicy forest smell and has been used by herbalists for centuries to relieve inflammation and asthmatic issues. While pinene is present in many different strains, the aroma is most pronounced in high-end OG Kush buds.
Pinene is also found in pine nuts, rosemary and sage.
Myrcene: Many believe a combination of myrcene and cannabis high in THC provides some of the most full-bodied pain relief in all of cannabis. This is especially important for those moving away from heavier treatment regimes. It’s also helpful to remember that when you’re talking about the legendary “couch lock” that comes with certain types cannabis, you’re definitely talking about strains with heaps of myrcene.
Myrcene is also found in mangoes, hops, thyme and lemongrass.
Limonene: If you’re seeking something more upbeat, limonene is the terpene for you. When limonene is the dominant terpene, strains tend to have a more fast-paced feel to them.
Limonene is also found in citrus peels.
Linalool: Linalool can be found in nature in things like lavender, coriander, and birch trees. Linalool is also commonly used as a natural sleep aid, but on its own isn’t overly drowsy. Its enjoyable aroma helps contribute to the smell of popular new strains like Zkittlez and Roze. Linalool’s anti-convulsant properties also pair well with CBD.
Linalool is also found in nutmeg, sage, ginger and spearmint.
Beta-caryophyllene: A true nose tickler, beta-caryophyllene is seen in pepper and a variety of other spices. Beta-caryophyllene has been found to be effective in treating tumors, as well as possess anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Beta-caryophyllene is also found in cloves and black pepper.
What other terps do you know of? Does your nose have a favorite?