Terpenes are aromatic molecules; they give Cannabis/Hemp their distinctive smell and taste. They also determine the different strains of Cannabis/Hemp; it is not the CBD or THC as most people think. Terpenes provide amazing health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and calming effects. Without realizing it, people already have had experiences smelling oranges, lemons, or pine due to their respective Terpenes. But did you know those, and other Terpenes, offer health benefits not only for humans but also the plant?
The Cannabis/Hemp plant makes over 200 different Terpenes. As the plant grows, different Terpenes are released from various parts of the plant. Some are made and released at the stalk, closer to the ground, and others are made in the flowers at the top of the plant.
How Do Terpenes Help Me?
The Terpenes found lower on the plant help to ward off insects from consuming the plant and the Terpenes on the flowers attract pollinators. There have been studies showing the synergistic effects of Terpenes with CBD and THC. The Cannabis/Hemp plant is complex and all the parts work together to provide its amazing benefits. A lot of CBD products today include infused Terpenes, and consumers should search for these types of products for the best results. There are current clinical trials researching the benefits of Terpenes for anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and sedative effects. Here are the most commonly found terpenes in Cannabis/Hemp: