Terpenes are organic compounds produced by 1000s of plant species, and also some insects. They are responsible for the smells found in resins, ginger, cinnamon, hemp, cannabis, pine needles, limes, lemons and oranges. The common smells of these plants are often made up of many different terpenes all in different ratios. Terpenes are known for their strong aromas that protect them by deterring herbivores from eating them. In concentrated amounts they have many therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Herbal Hemp’s full spectrum CBD is rich in terpenes. These terpenes include, linalool, mycerne, limonene, caryophyllene, humulene, pinene, ocimene, valencene, terpinolene and geraniol.
Has a spicy floral scent, and holds antidepressant, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative effects.
Myrcene has a fruity but earthy aroma. Mycerne is very prevalent in the cannabis plant. Mycerne is the culprit behind the indica or sativa effects. Strains high in Mycerne will have heavy indica effects, such as couch lock, and sleepy/ lazy feeling. Concentrated amounts of myrcene have been found to have antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti inflammatory, anti insomnia and anti-proliferative effects.
Limonene, is dominant is Sativa strains, having a strong citrus lime fragrance. It has antidepressant, anti-fungal, anti inflammatory, and it works well for reduction of acid reflux and immune system support.
Humulene give cannabis that Hoppy smell. Concentrated amounts of Humulene have antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and appetite suppressant effects.
Pinene, is the most found terpene in nature. It is responsible for the common pine smell or taste everyone is familiar with. Pine trees and pine needles have high amounts of pinene in them as well as cannabis. Pinene has bronchodilator effects, antibacterial, anti inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and antioxidant effects.
Caryophyllene has a peppery aroma. It is the only known terpene to directly interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Concentrated amounts of caryophyllene have antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant, analgesic and neuroprotective effects.