What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the natural compounds found in a variety of plants that can have health benefits. Most recently terpenes in the cannabis plant have come under substantial increased interest as scientists further research the high concentrations of terpenes in cannabis and their health benefits. "What to know about terpenes" in the MedicalNewsToday describes terpenes this way:
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. In nature, these terpenes protect the plants from animal grazing or infectious germs.
However, terpenes may also offer some health benefits to the human body. As regulations surrounding cannabis become less strict, scientists are carrying out more research into these possible benefits.
What Do Terpenes Have to do With Selecting a CBD Product?
It has recently been discovered that terpenes can play a big role in the healing properties of cannabis as cannabinoids and terpenes work together to produce an entourage effect. The entourage effect is the idea that some compounds can work better together than alone and studies show that terpenes can improve the effectiveness of CBD oil. For more detailed information about how this can enhance your CBD product, schedule a consultation with our CBD coach Jackie Potter.
The most common terpenes present in Cannabis:
Is blue in color, the most common terpene present, it has a relaxing effect and helps with insomnia. Myrcene is also helps with pain and inflammation.
This gives pine needles their distinct scent. Pinene is a strong bronchodilator, but also has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities.
Is fuchsia in color and has the biggest impact on treating anxiety, depression and inflammation.
Is yellow in appearance, it is also present in rosemary, juniper and peppermint. Limonene has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. May also help in fighting anxiety, stress and depression with its uplifting qualities.
is widely known for the stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects.
May actually help decrease appetite.
As scientists and other researchers continue to study the positive health benefits of terpenes a free consultation with Coach Jackie, credentialed CBD coach and expert