Benefits of Terpenes
There are hundreds of terpenes naturally occurring in hemp plants, some are responsible for some pretty amazing things –
- Help dial in the specific therapeutic benefit of our CBD oil
- Naturally mimic artisan cultivator cannabis
- Organic and food grade aroma compounds
Most common terpenes and their benefits – these have been researched and documented.
Myrcene: The myrcene terpene is one of the most common terpenes associated with cannabis. It has a dank, earthy, and herbal scent – just like cannabis. Despite being the smallest terpene, myrcene can have powerful effects on the body and is known to produce a tiring effect by making you sleepy. As far as potential medical uses, myrcene has been indicated to be an anti-inflammatory compound.
Limonene: limonene terpene is commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits. Its scent is one of lemons and citrus fruits. Limonene is known to be an antifungal agent, and it may also boost mood and reduce inflammation. It’s a crucial terpene in CBD because it can increase the absorption rate of other terpenes.
Caryophyllene: One of the most exciting terpenes, caryophyllene is found in cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper. It has a spicy, woody aroma. The caryophyllene terpene is unique because it may be able to interact with the endocannabinoid system, just like cannabinoids. Furthermore, it may act as an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory.
Humulene: Another common terpene in cannabis, the humulene terpene is best described as ‘hoppy.’ It may act as an appetite suppressant and an anti-inflammatory.
Source –Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects