Terpenes are classified as organic compounds. Different strains of cannabis have a wide variety of smells and tastes. Many terpenes affect the aroma and flavor profile of cannabis. By mapping out the terpene profiles, we can predict and manipulate them. Changing the smell and flavor is pretty cool, but it’s not even the most exciting part about terpene research.

Some terpenes have been found to have medicinal benefits. That means, there are non-psychoactive compounds that can be used to safely treat an array of medical conditions. There are a ton of different terpenes in cannabis, but here are 11 profiles you should know about.

Limonene terpenes lemon flavor


  • Physiological FX – Relaxing, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Nausea, Anti-Depressant
  • Scents – Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Citrus

Myrcene terpenes marijuana



  • Physiological FX –Sedative, Anti-Inflamatory, Muscle Relaxant, Pain Relieving
  • Scents – Sour, Mangoes, Citrus, Hops. Fruity

Linalool terpene ganja



  • Physiological FX – Anti-Anxiety, Sedative, Pain-Relieving, Anti-Convulsant
  • Scents – Floral, Lavendar, Clary Sage, Hops

chamomile alpha bisabolol terpene


Alpha Bisabolol

  • Physiological FX – Anti-Inflamatory, Anti-Bacteria
  • Scents – Floral

Delta 3 Carene marijuana terpene pine woods


Delta 3 Carene

  • Physiological FX – Anti-Inflamatory
  • Scents – Piney , earthy

Borneol terpene earthy weed



  • Physiological FX – analgesic, anti-insomnia, anti-septic, bronchodilator
  • Scents – Earthy, camphor.

Alpha Pinene Beta Pinene terpene cannabis


Alpha-Pinene / Beta-Pinene

  • Physiological FX – Focusing, Alerting, Memory Enhancer, Anti-Inflammatory
  • Scents – Pine, Sharp, Fresh

Eucalyptol terpene marijuana



  • Physiological FX – Alerting, Memory Enhancer, Stimulating, Sinus Decongestant
  • Scents – Spicy, Refreshing, Camphor, Woodsy, Rosemary

Terpineol terpene clove cannabis



  • Physiological FX – antioxidant
  • Scents – Pine, clove.

Caryophyllene terpene marijuana



  • Physiological FX – Sedative, Anti-Inflamatory, Anti-Nausea
  • Scents – Pepper, Clove, Spicy, Woodsy, Hoppy.

Cineole terpene marijuana



  • Physiological FX – anti inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, antinociceptive.
  • Scents – Herbal


  • Physiological FX – Memory Enhancer, Sedative, Chest Desongestant
  • Scents – Minty,  Coolin, Icy, Refreshing.


  • Physiological FX – Relaxing, Anti-Anxiety, Sedative
  • Scents – Flowery, Woodsy