There are over a hundred terpenes found in the cannabis plant with some being more commonly found then others. Each terpenes has its own unique flavor and medically beneficial attribute. According to the terpenes cannabinoids chart here are a few that are the strongest and most commonly found in the cannabis plant.
This is the most common terpene found in the cannabis plant and makes up most of the aromatic oils in a variety of cannabis strains, it is also commonly found in hops, mangoes, thyme, lemongrass and basil. Mycrene has shown to have effects such an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial. sedative and pain fighting properties. Mycrene has also shown signs of sedation, calming and a relaxing effect, it also has the ability to possibly increase the longevity of the euphoric feeling you get when you consume THC, allowing for THC and cannabinoids to connect with the blood brain barrier.
This is the second most common terpene found in marijuana, Limonene gives off a citrus scent and is known for its strong anti bacterial and fungal properties. When limonene is consumed it enters the blood-brain barrier with ease, this leads to it effecting things like mental focus and a general sedation. Many other products on the market use limonene to help with ailments such as depression, stress and anxiety, it is also used as a natural insect repellent which is why some terpenes exist in the first place.
Linalool is what gives certain strains its lavender smell, for years linalool has been used for things like helping with sleep aid and dealing with anxiety. It has also been shown to help with things such as arthritis and general inflammation, this is due to its anti-microbial properties. When looking for a cannabis strain with calming effects make sure it contains the terpene linalool.
This is the terpene that gives off the spice and black pepper aroma when you light up certain strains. Caryophyllene is used for things such as anti-inflammation and analgesic, it is also known to have an anti fungal function as well when consumed.
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