Terpenes

By definition “Terpenes are a large class of organic hydrocarbons; they are the part of a cannabis plant that gives cannabis its fragrant aroma. In the form of an oily, fragrant-laced substance, terpenes are secreted from the cannabis flower’s resin glands. The smelly terpenese substance produced by the marijuana plant is used to repel predators and attract beneficial pollinating insects.

When ingested either orally or inhaled as a smoke, terpenes bind to the person’s brain receptors in a similar fashion as the plant’s cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is believed that a combination of the cannabis plant’s cannabinoids and the terpenes work together to create the psychoactive ‘high’ reaction. Because terpenes provide the marijuana plant with its telltale aroma, they contribute widely to its aromatherapy applications.” https://www.maximumyield.com/definition/4438/terpenes

They say, “your nose knows”, meaning that your body is attracted to certain scents. There are several studies on the medicinal effects of terpenes independently and in combination with cannabinoids. Some are uplifting while others are sedative. The more you can learn about which terpenes do what, the more you can make educated decisions about the cannabis you take.

 

Analgesic and Subjective Effects of Terpenes

One Hundred Faces of Geraniol

Toxicant Formation in Dabbing: The Terpene Story

Cannabis sativa terpenes are cannabimimetic and selectively enhance cannabinoid activity

Therapeutic Potential of α- and β-Pinene: A Miracle Gift of Nature