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Terpenes are aromatic oils that are produced to give cannabis flavor and smell. Terpenes are produced by plants including cannabis to attract pollinators and act as a defense to repel predators. There are over 100 terpenes that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Every strain has its own unique terpene character and flavor.

Released in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like CBD and THC. Terpenes have a variety of unique flavors such as lavender, citrus, pine, tropical fruits, mint, musk, cloves and more.

Each terpene promote different physical and mental effects, some boost relaxation, anxiety relief while others improve mood. Here are some of the most common terpenes and their effects.

Most Common Terpenes

alpha-pinene

Alpha-Pinene

Aroma
Pine
Alphapinene is the most common terpene and has many benefits. It can be used to help treat asthma, it has antiseptic properties, helps short term memory loss and promotes alertness.

Medical Effects
Anti Anxiety
Anti Depressant
Pain Insomnia
Inflammation
Mood Enhancement

Linalool

linalool

Aroma
Floral
Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system. This terpene is useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

Medical Effects
Anti Anxiety
Anti Depressant
Pain
Insomnia
Inflammation
Mood Enhancement

Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene

Aroma
Pepper, Spice, Cloves, Woody
The most common terpene found in cannabis with a peppery flavor.

Medical Effects
Anxiety
Pain
Depression
Stress Relief

Limonene

Limonene

Aroma
Citrus
The lemony citrus flavor cannot be mistaken, limonene helps relieve stress, elevates your mood, and has antibacterial properties.

Medical Effects
Anxiety
Depression
Pain
Inflammation
Mood Elevation
Stress Relief

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