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8 Things: Cannabis Terpenes

8 Things: Cannabis Terpenes

  1. What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are natural antioxidants and flavonoids in plants including cannabis. Depending on which terpenes are present (and in what ratio), they combine to create unique aromas and flavors. By consuming the plant’s terpenes along with CBD, you’re getting a broader sampling of the hemp plant’s biological makeup, and more potentially nutritive compounds.

  1. What are some common Terpenes?

Limonene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Pinene, Cymene, and Eucalyptol. Let’s take a closer look at each of these:

  1. Limonene

Limonene is an aromatic cannabis terpene produced in the flower’s resin glands. It’s commonly associated with fruity, citrus aromas, and it’s found in many everyday items like fruit rinds, cosmetics, and cleaning products. Limonene is thought to provide anxiety and stress relief. The CBDfx Sour Diesel Terpenes Vape Pen is high in Limonene:

  1. Mycrene

Mycrene is the most common terpene found in cannabis. It’s commonly associated with a spicy or peppery scent. Thyme, Lemongrass and Mangos also contain Mycrene. Mycrene is believed to provide calming effects. The CBDfx Blue Dream Terpenes Vape Pen is high in Mycrene:

  1. Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is a great terpene because it's the only terpene known to act as a cannabinoid. It activates your endocannabinoid system (see our blog about the ECS here has anti-inflammatory properties. Caryophyllene is also found in black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The CBDfx Sour Diesel Terpenes Vape Pen contains Caryophyllene:

  1. Pinene

Pinene is an aromatic compound commonly found in cannabis that smells like pine trees. Pinene can provide relief from inflammation and pain. Pinene can also be found in orange peels, turpentine, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley. The CBDfx Pineapple Express Terpenes Vape Pen contains Pinene:

  1. Cymene

Cymene is a terpene that is commonly found in both cumin and thyme. Cymene has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The CBDfx OG Kush Terpenes Vape Pen is high in Cymene:

  1. Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is primarily useful in the treatment of pain and inflammation, but it is also used to treat asthma and Alzheimer’s. Eucalyptol is also found in Eucalyptus oil, bay leaves, tea tree, and mugwort. The CBDfx Platinum Rose Terpenes Vape Pen is high in Eucalyptol:

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