There are over 20,000 known terpenes and over 100 of these have been found present in cannabis and hemp. We’re going to look at 5 of the most common terpenes and what effects they can have.
Known for its earthiness and muskiness, Myrcene is prominent in ‘skunky’ strains such as Skunk #1. Its reported benefits include alleviating inflammation and helping manage pain.
As the name suggests, Limonene is abundant in oils found in citrus peel, and can be found in many strains including Super Lemon Haze and NYC Diesel. Limonene is known for balancing mood and relieving stress.
Commonly found in flowers and spice plants, Linalool is often used as an ingredient in toiletries and cleaning products for its pleasant aroma. Linalool plays a role in creating the unique bouquet found in Haze strains and is a well know anti-inflammatory that may also aid symptoms of depression.
This terpene is best categorised as spicy and peppery. Studies suggest Caryophyllene may be good for inflammation and anxiety, and is found in strains such as Skywalker and Pink Kush.
The terpene that gives pine and other conifers their distinctive scent. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, Pinene is prominent in Jack Herer and Blueberry among other strains.
The H&H Team