What are terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds found in different plants and some insects. Terpenes give plants their distinct aromas. They are common in cannabis; they are the differentiating substance of strains. If you have ever wondered why some cannabis smells like pine trees and some smells like fresh oranges, the answer is terpenes. They each have their distinct scents and effects. Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful that we possess and terpenes highlight just how much a scent can change you.
If you are familiar with essential oils, you may recognize many of the common terpenes listed below!

Common Terps

Limonene

Also Found In: Lemons. Juniper, Citrus Rinds

Anxiety relief, antidepressant, anti-fungal

Linalool

Also Found In: Lavender, Citrus, Rosewood

Pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety

Humulene

Also Found In: Hops, Sage, Ginseng

Anti-bacterial, anti- inflammatory

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Myrcene

Also Found In: Mango, Hops, Lemongrass

Pain relief, anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle tension

Pinene

Also Found In: Pine Needles, Coniferous Trees, Rosemary

Anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, antioxidant

Caryophyllene

Also Found In: Black Pepper, Cloves, Oregano

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety

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benefits of cannabis

Our founder's journeys with IBS and Lyme's disease sparked their desire to search for a natural way to ease pain and promote wellness. Cannabis can help alleviate many unpleasant symptoms of many illnesses because it’s highly effective in treating pain and inflammation by working with the endocannabinoid system (which controls pain and inflammation). It can relieve symptoms of autoimmune disorders, anxiety disorders, insomnia, chemotherapy, relieve muscle tension associated with stress and exercise, promote general relaxation and much more.

 

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most important healing substances sourced from the cannabis plant. CBD is a well-established pain reducer with a potent anti-inflammatory effect and no psychotropic effect. It can also work against convulsions, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and ulcers.

 

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) promotes relaxation and calms the mind, is a great sleep aid, and can act as an appetite stimulation and lessen nausea.