What Are Terpenes and Why Do They Matter?
Monday, 18 April, 2022

What Are Terpenes and Why Do They Matter?

A common question relating to to CBD is what are terpenes and why are these matter in CBD products. Let's take a look...

 

What terpenes are found in cannabis?

Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that come from plants, and which give these plants their signature scent. In cannabis, there are over 100 different types of terpene found across the different cannabis plants, with different plant strains holding their own unique profiles and passing their own features on to CBD itself.

Here are some of the most common:

  • Myrcene - a terpene which is present in hemp plants flowers as well as hops, thyme, and lemongrass.
  • Limonene - as its name implies, this terpene boasts a citrusy scent. And it’s not all in the smell, as this type of terpene is also linked to antibacterial and stress-reducing properties for enhanced wellbeing.
  • Linalool - the terpene which gives cannabis a spicy but floral scent.
  • Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 pm CST - a terpene which slows bacterial and fungal growth, this terpene presents a minty and cool scent and creates a link between some cannabis strains and the eucalyptus tree.
  • Humulene - found across cannabis, sage, and black pepper, a woody and earthy scent is present across any cannabis plant which contains the humulene terpene.
  • Beta-caryophyllene - binding to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, this is a terpene which is responsible for the body’s reaction to the cannabis.

With a variety of different terpenes found across different strains of cannabis plant, knowing how each impacts the user experience across different CBD products is key to identifying the right product for you.

 

For more insight and to find out about our CBD product line, check out our blog and individual product pages. 

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