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About Terpenes

Victor Juri   August 28, 2021  
About Terpenes

About Terpenes

We are starting to see that there is a lot more to Cannabis than just its cannabinoid content. As the science of cannabis progresses we are starting to understand that there are many other therapeutic compounds that interact with our physiology giving us relief to different conditions. One of those compounds are Terpenes.

Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. They’re what give Blueberry its signature berry smell, Sour Diesel its funky fuel flavor, and Lavender its sweet floral aroma. These oils are secreted in the flower’s sticky resin glands, the same ones that produce THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Terpenes are by no means unique to cannabis; they can be found in many other herbs, fruits, and plants as well.

Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects. The above info-graphic outlines properties of six common cannabis terpenes along with a few strains that tend to express notable levels of each. Note that the same strain could have very different terpenoid profiles due to variances in growing and curing techniques or conditions. Lab-tested products are the best way to know the exact terpene profile and potency.

The below graphic can help you find what terpenes can help with different conditions.