In this article we will review what are cannabis terpenes, and how they affect the quality of our smoke. Terpenes are the chemicals that give most plants their distinctive aroma. Cannabis, as well as many other plants, fruits, and herbs, are high in them.
Terpenes, like THC and CBD, are produced by the trichome glands, which are small hairs that coat the buds. Over 100 distinct terpenes have been identified, with numerous varieties detected in just one cannabis strain.
Each strain’s unique and varied combination of terpenes gives it its own distinct aroma and flavor. As well as a unique set of possible health advantages. Terpenes from different plants have long been used in aromatherapy essential oils.
The same concept applies to medical marijuana. Dried flower strains contain a unique and wide range of terpene mixtures. With a few terpenes more prevalent in many strains than others.
Terpenes that are commonly found in cannabis
This powerfully scented terpene, named after the plant where it’s most usually found. Wonderfully reflects the eucalyptus plant’s notably energizing minty and earthy perfume. Tea tree oil, mugwort, and bay leaves all contain eucalyptol, also known as cineole.
The fragrant terpene limonene has an unique and zesty citrus fragrance, as its name suggests. Limonene terpene oils are widely present in the aromatic rinds of common citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and limes.
With undertones of earthy herb, the terpene pinene has an energizing perfume. That evokes the impression of being in a pine-filled forest. Conifer tree resin, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley all contain fragrant oils.
The fragrant oils of the terpene myrcene. Are a unique blend of earthy, musky, herbaceous, and fruity, with a hint of citrus. Mangoes, hops, thyme, and lemongrass are examples of common plants and herbs high in myrcene.
Terpineol is produced naturally in over 150 plants and is often found in plants that also contain the terpene pinene. It has a distinct perfume that is reminiscent of woodsy, smokey pine with a dash of earthy tea. Lilacs, pine trees, lime blooms, and eucalyptus sap all contain terpineol.
The oils produced by the terpene caryophyllene have a spicy, peppery, and woody aroma. Caryophyllene is found in a variety of plants, from cinnamon and cloves to oregano and rosemary.
Terpenes have a vital influence in a cannabis strain’s scent and flavor. They may also generate psychedelic effects in combination with cannabinoids and other cannabis plant components.
Terpenes have long been known for their fragrant characteristics. The strong scents associated with terpenes have long been used to create essential oils for uses such as aromatherapy.