WHAT ARE TERPENES?

Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in a variety of plants. Commonly sought after in essential oils, these are the oils that give different cannabis plants their distinct smell and taste. About 200 different terpenes have been discovered in cannabis, although they are not specific to cannabis. Each terpene has its own health benefit which may include: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial, Sedative, Muscle relaxant, and many more.


Some common terpenes found in cannabis that are also found in other plants include:

Pinene = Pine needles

Limonene = Citrus

Linalool = Lavender

Myrcene = Hops