What Are Cannabis Terpenes Used For?

Both cannabis enthusiasts and scientists agree that marijuana terpenes are an exciting facet. These organic and non-psychoactive molecules are not only highly sought out because of their taste, but they also have been known to provide immense benefits and significant medical value. With this in mind, there are over 100 different kinds of terpenes, and each of them offers unique benefits when used. Some provide stress relief, while others can promote focus and energy. Though this will not be a list of every terpene documented to date, here are some of the most common and popular ones used today.

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  • Myrcene

Myrcene has a very distinct earthy taste with a hint of a fruity tinge. This terpene is a potent anti-inflammatory, which assists with relaxing muscles and acts as a sedative.

  • Limonene

If you use Limonene, you can expect to smell a citrus aroma. This kind helps with weight loss, treats bronchial infections, and has cancer preventive features. It is also used widely in creams because the properties it holds allow the creams to penetrate the skin easier.

  • Alpha Bisabolol

This flowery tasting terpene is filled with anti-bacterial properties that help your body heal woods and fight against inflammation.

  • Borneol

This terpene has an earthy camphor aroma and is has superior medicinal properties.  It is an antiseptic, analgesic, bronchodilator and helps people suffering from insomnia.

  • Delta 3 Carene 

Terpene advocates love the pine flavor of this one. In addition to the character, it contains anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties that help with increasing the quality of life.

  • Linalool 

Linalool has a floral-like smell, but with a bit of a spicy taste. Linalool works in helping neural functions and regulates gross motor movement. Like many other terpenes, it also has anti-inflammatory elements and is often used in liver cancer treatments.

  • Eucalyptol

People who use Eucalyptol say that it has a very pleasing aroma. This is a popular ingredient in numerous projects as well, such as body powder, mouth wash, and cough medicine.

  • Alpha and Beta Pinene

As its name indicates, pinenes are common terpenes found in pine trees. It gives cannabis a pine-like flavor and aroma. Many studies say that most strains could exhibit notable amounts of both beta and alpha-pinene, which is great because it also has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Camphene

Camphene is known to have a herbal taste and smell. It is widely used as an antibiotic, anti-inlfmmatory, and used to treat bacterial infections.

  • Caryophyllene

If you like beer, then you will be happy to know that caryophyllene tastes like hops. This terpene is exceptional for those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, other any other stress-related ailments.

  • Terpineol

Terpineol tastes like a mixture of both cloves and pine. For this terpene strand, you can expect to see it often used as an antioxidant due to its cleaning features. Users can cleanse their body of toxins and be able to restore themselves back to good health.