What are cannabis terpenes?

What are cannabis terpenes?

Here's a brief overview of some of the terpenes you may find in our plants as well as some of the associated effects:

  • Beta-caryophyllene. A major ingredient in cloves, rosemary, and hops, beta-caryophyllene could be beneficial for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Beta-pinene. If you’ve strolled through a coniferous forest, you know the smell of beta-pinene, which could also have potentially both anti-depressant and anti-cancer properties.
  • Humulene. This terpene is found in ginseng, which has long been used in folk medicine for energizing effects.
  • Limonene. One of the most commonly found terpenes, limonene has distinct citrus notes and may potentially have anti-cancer properties. In mice, it’s been shown to have anti-anxiety properties.
  • Linalool. Lovers of lavender as aromatherapy may want to seek out cannabis with linalool, which may help alleviate stress.
  • Myrcene. Found in mangoes, myrcene has antifungal and antibacterial properties and could also have sedating effects.

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