A Guide on what we’ve learned about Terpenes

We list all terpene information in our product details

a-Pinene
Healers have used a-pinene for centuries. They’d scrape bark from coniferous trees, make a resin, and use this to treat people with congestion or parasitic infections. The Dutch would also use alpha pinene-containing juniper berries to make healing tonics.

Beta-Pinene
Feelings of alertness and focus are common in strains containing high levels of pinene. Short term memory retention may also be improved, and creative inspiration may be stimulated. Pinene is also known to counteract some of the adverse effects of THC, such as paranoia. It has a woody-green pine-like smell. This is one of the most abundant compounds released by forest trees.

Bisabolol
Bisabolol is a comforting, delicate, floral, peppery, and nutty-smelling terpene found naturally in the bark of the candeia tree and in chamomile. The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of bisabolol may potentially treat a variety of skin conditions and also acts as an antioxidant.

Caryophyllene
Caryophyllene is a balancing terpene common in basil, oregano, hops, and rosemary, and in spices such as cloves, caraway, black pepper, and cinnamon. It commonly presents notes of spice and pepper and has been associated with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The terpene beta-caryophyllene (BCP) shows promise for potentially helping treat anxiety and depression.

Humulene
Humulene is a motivating terpene found in hops, coriander, cloves, and basil, among other plants. Its aroma presents as woodsy and earthy with citrus overtones. Early research has shown humulene to be anti-proliferative, meaning it may prevent cancer cells from growing. It is known to be effective in suppressing appetite, making it a potential weight loss tool. It is also associated with reducing inflammation, relieving pain and fighting bacterial infections.

Limonene
Limonene is an uplifting terpene found in citrus rinds, juniper, peppermint, cannabis and rosemary, and its aroma boasts notes of lemon and orange. Limonene is the second-most common terpene in nature. Studies have concluded limonene has potent anti-inflammatory properties, making this terpene a promising option in the treatment of certain forms of cancer. Limonene may prevent tumours from invading surrounding healthy tissue by decreasing their ability to create new blood vessels. Finally, this terpene was also found to play a role in healing damaged skin and regenerating cellular tissues.

Linalool
Linalool is a calming terpene present in lavender, laurel, mint, birch trees, and rosewood. It is often present in high concentrations in sativa plants. Contemporary studies have shown that linalool is a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Inflammation is a major component in the pain profile of cancers, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and arthritis.

Myrcene
Myrcene is a mellowing terpene found in high quantities in mangoes, eating it before consuming cannabis may strengthen the effects of THC and increase its absorption rate. With an earthy and musky scent, myrcene is also the most common terpene in cannabis, and is often found in larger quantities in indica-dominant strains. Strains that contain 0.5% of this terpene are usually indicas with sedative effects. It has also been reported that myrcene is useful in reducing inflammation and chronic pain and is known for being recommended as a supplement during cancer treatments.

Nerolidol
Nerolidol is present in neroli, ginger, jasmine, lavender, tea tree, Cannabis sativa, and lemon grass, and is a dominant scent compound in Brassavola nodosa. The aroma of nerolidol is woody and reminiscent of fresh bark.

Ocimene
Ocimene is a purifying terpene with sweet, tropical, floral, and woody notes. It is found in allspice, mint, basil, parsley, and pepper. Ocimene is believed to have a variety of medicinal benefits. A study on the essential oils of the citrus unshiu flower found that ocimene has anti-inflammatory effects and another study on the essential oils of a specific type of ferulago (a herbaceous plant species) found it also has strong antifungal properties as well.

Pinene
Pinene is an energizing terpene found in pine needles as well as orange peels, parsley, dill, and sage. It is also the most common terpene in the world. It delivers trademark scents of fresh pine and sweet wood.

Terpinolene
Terpinolene is a cleansing, piney, floral, and herbal scented terpene that is found in nutmeg, tea tree, conifers, apples, cumin, and lilac trees. Terpinolene is used in soap, detergent, creams, lotions, and perfume.

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