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July 13, 2022

Complete List of Terpenes Commonly Found in Cannabis. Part 1

Terpenes are the next or possibly the current big thing among cannabis enthusiasts.

In the past years people have gradually taken up interest in terpenes, rather than just worrying about getting as much THC as possible.

In short - terpenes are chemical compounds responsible for the flavor and other properties of the cannabis plant, as well as provide an entourage effect in combination with cannabinoids and flavonoids.

In today’s article we will take a quick tour of terpenes typically found in cannabis. You can also click on the terpene name to read the full review of the terpene if you wish to take a closer look.

Myrcene

One of the most common terpenes found in the majority of marijuana strains.

Smell: earth, musk, skunk, slight fruit notes.

Potential Effects: Myrcene is known for its ability to help absorb cannabinoids, and may help with gastrointestinal disorders, and anxiety. The terpene often produces enhanced calm and euphoria.

Found in: OG Kush, Blue Dream, mango, thyme, hops.


Limonene

The name speaks for itself - this terpene is extremely common as a flavoring agent in foods and cosmetics.

Smell: zesty citrus, lemon 

Potential Effects: may provide anxiety relief, stress management, heartburn, etc.

Found in: Sour Kush, Inferno OG, OG Kush, citrus fruit, rosemary, maple, cedar. 


Pinene 

Pinene is one of the most researched terpenes, as well as one of the most common.

Smell: pine, stank, herb

Potential Effects: bronchodilator (widens the airways), antidepressant, antimicrobial

Found in: Dutch Treat Haze, Jerry’s OG, conifer trees, dill, parsley, citrus peel.

 

Caryophyllene 

Smell: spice, musk, earth

Potential Effects: help with anxiety, depression, alcoholism, pain management 

Found in: Inferno OG, Blue Dream, cloves, oregano, black pepper

 

Humulene 

Smell: earth, wood, herbal

Potential Effects: antihistamine, combat arthritis, stimulate weight loss

Found in: Sour Kush, White Walker Kush, hops, tobacco, pine trees

 

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