Terpenes

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

Limonene

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

Myrcene terpenes marijuana

 

Myrcene

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

Linalool terpene ganja

 

Linalool

  • 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

 

Borneol

  • 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

 

Eucalyptol

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

Terpineol terpene clove cannabis

 

Terpineol

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

Caryophyllene terpene marijuana

 

Caryophyllene

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

Cineole terpene marijuana

 

Cineole

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

Pulegone

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

Nerolidol

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