Compounds found in cannabis plants. 113 identified in the marijuana plant including THC, CBD, CBG, CBC,CBN
Terpene: Terpenes (/ˈtɜːrpiːn/) are a class of natural products consisting of compounds with the formula (C5H8)n. Comprising more than 30,000 compounds, these unsaturated hydrocarbons are produced predominantly by plants, particularly conifers. Terpenes are further classified by the number of carbons: monoterpenes (C10), sesquiterpenes (C15), diterpenes (C20), etc. (Wikipedia)
Here are some common terpenes and their potential effects:
Beta-caryophyllene: A major ingredient in cloves, rosemary, and hops, beta-caryophyllene could be beneficial for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Beta-pinene: If you’ve strolled through a coniferous forest, you know the smell of beta-pinene, which could also have potentially both anti-depressant and anti-cancer properties.
Humulene: This terpene is found in ginseng, which has long been used in folk medicine for energizing effects.
Limonene: One of the most commonly found terpenes, limonene has distinct citrus notes and may potentially have anti-cancer properties. In mice, it’s been shown to have anti-anxiety properties.
Linalool: Lovers of lavender as aromatherapy may want to seek out cannabis with linalool, which may help alleviate stress.
Myrcene: Found in mangoes, myrcene has antifungal and antibacterial properties that have sedating effects.