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Terpenes in Hemp Flower

Terpenes are a group of organic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for the characteristic smells and flavors associated with different plants and can have a variety of biological effects.

These compounds are produced by plants through a process called the mevalonate pathway. This involves the conversion of a precursor molecule called isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) into terpenes through a series of enzymatic reactions. The type and quantity of terpenes produced by a plant can be influenced by environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and light.

What are Terpenes (in Cannabis)?

Terpenes play an important role in the life of the plant. They can attract pollinators and repel herbivores, and they may also have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that help protect the plant from disease.

Terpenes are also useful to humans in a variety of ways. They are commonly used in the food and beverage industry as flavoring agents, and in the cosmetics industry as fragrances and essential oils. In addition, terpenes have been found to have a variety of medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Some terpenes may also enhance the effects of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, leading to what is known as the entourage effect.

Overall, these are a diverse group of compounds that play an important role in the plant kingdom and have many potential benefits for human health and well-being.

These are some of the most common terps found in cannabis and other plants, along with some of their associated qualities:

Common Terps in Cannabis

What are Terpenes? Neriol is an example of a terpene
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terpinolene
linalool
myrcene
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caryophyllene
pinene
limonene

Here’s a quick recap in a list in case you would like a printed copy for reference

Limonene – This terpene is known for its citrusy aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and mood-enhancing properties. It may also help with stress and anxiety.

Myrcene – This terpene is believed to have sedative properties and is often associated with feelings of relaxation and calm. It may also have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

Pinene – This terpene has a piney aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator properties. It may also help with memory retention and focus.

Linalool – This terpene has a floral aroma and is believed to have anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also have sedative effects and help with sleep.

Caryophyllene – This terpene has a spicy aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It may also help with anxiety and depression.

Terpinolene – This terpene has a woody and herbaceous aroma and is believed to have sedative and relaxing properties. It may also have antibacterial and antifungal effects.

Bisabolol – This terpene has a floral aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It may also have skin-healing effects and help with insomnia.

Humulene – This terpene has an earthy and woody aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It may also help with appetite suppression.

Geraniol – This terpene has a sweet floral aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It may also have antioxidant effects and help with pain relief.

Nerol – This terpene has a floral aroma and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. It may also help with stress and anxiety.

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