Learn More About Terpenes

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them.

These aromatic compounds create the characteristic scent of many plants, such as cannabis, pine, and lavender, as well as fresh orange peel. The fragrance of most plants is due to a combination of terpenes.

Will terpenes get you high?

No, terpenes will not get you high. Even though some terpenes can have slight psychoactive effects, they will not get you “high” in the traditional sense. Most of the psychoactive effects of cannabis come from THC.

What are the most common terpenes?

A major ingredient in cloves, rosemary, and hops, beta-caryophyllene could be beneficial for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

A forest scent. It could also have both anti-depressant and anti-cancerous properties.

This terpene is found in ginseng, which has long been used in folk medicine for energizing effects.

One of the most commonly found terpenes, limonene has distinct citrus notes and may potentially have anti-cancerous properties and could obtain anti-anxiety properties.

Lovers of lavender as aromatherapy may want to seek out cannabis with linalool, which may release stress in some.

This terpene is found in mangoes. It obtains antifungal and antibacterial properties that could have sedating effects.

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