Updated: May 20
Whether you're a seasoned consumer or you're just starting out, you may not know much about terpenes. Keep reading to learn about some common terpenes and how they can work for you!
If you've never heard of them, terpenes are basically what's responsible for the way plants smell (think "piney" or "citrusy") In addition to being found in the cannabis plant, they can also be found in other plants like lavender, lemon and hops. Terpenes can also play a big part in the effect that a cannabis strain has on your body. Hopefully these slides help you to optimize your next sesh.
This is one of the most abundant terpenes in all strains. It can be found in citrus fruits in large amounts, and it's the reason that rinds have that bright citrus scent. It's also been proven to help reduce stress and improve mood. Perfect for your wake and bake sesh because it'll have you ready to tackle your to-do list...and then some!
This terpene can be found in plants like mint and camphor, and is a natural insect repellent. It's widely used in acupuncture practices for its healing benefits.
The title of "Most Abundant Terpene in Cannabis" goes to...Myrcene!! If you go into a dispensary and get an "Indica" chances are it'll have a high percentage of this terpene. Also found in thyme, lemongrass and mangoes, Myrcene has been shown to induce calming effects.
Known for lending it's scent to household cleaning supplies, this terpene can also be found in kumquat, lavender and mango. With its insect repellent abilities, Ocimene has proven to be a sustainable solution to farmers dealing with bugs.
Like the name implies, this terpene has a piney smell and is abundant in pine trees. It can also be found in rosemary, basil and parsley. Studies have shown that it can increase airflow and help respiratory function.
The first terpene found in hops, this terpene can also be found in clove, sage and black pepper. Studies have proven it to be effective in helping to prevent cancer cells from growing, and it has pain relieving properties. This terpene has lots of therapeutic possibilities.
Frequently used in the cosmetics industry, Bisabolol has antioxidant properties and can have anti-irritation properties. Known for its effectiveness in treating bacterial infections and wounds, this terpene has many medical benefits.
This terpene is responsible for that distinct cannabis smell. It can also be found in lavender, cinnamon and mint. Found to have strong relaxing properties, it's a great terpene to seek out if you're looking to unwind.