Terpenes Found in Cannabis (Part 1)

Photo Credit: Leaf Science

Photo Credit: Leaf Science

Many are quick to give cannabis' cannabinoids the credit for providing therapeutic relief. What some don't know is that cannabis' terpenes are also partly responsible for the plant's medicinal value. There are over 120 different terpenes that can be found in the cannabis plant, and High Times Magazine discusses 10 of these terpenes that you might find in your cannabis strain. In Part 1 of this two part series, we will discuss half of this list. 

1) You may be able to smell Limonene's citrus scents, and the terpene can relieve stress as well as treat gallstones. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-carcinogenic properties.

2) Pinene produces a sort of pine needle flavor, and the terpene works excellently as an expectorant, topical antiseptic, and a bronchodilator.

3) Borneol, a terpene that smells of menthol, is known to be a stress reliever. Interestingly, the terpene also serves as an insect repellant.

4) Myrcene is also common in other plants, like bay, thyme, parsley, and hops. Its known for its sedative effects, but it also works as an antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic.  

5) Another terpene with sedative properties is Linalool, but it also has anti-convulsant, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-acne properties.

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