Terpenes are essential to the cannabis consumer experience! They contribute to the individual aroma, flavour profile, and effects. But did you know that natural plant terpenes have medicinal uses?
We've rounded up the top terpenes that are grabbing the attention of cannabis enthusiasts and conscious consumers. From the earthy scent of myrcene to the citrusy aroma of limonene, these terpenes are generating serious buzz for their potential health benefits and versatility when present in terpene profiles and other cannabis products. Let's learn about how these popular cannabis terpenes affect the body, some of the best terpene isolates for terpene therapy, and answer the question: What do these popular terpenes do?
Myrcene has a unique aroma described as pungent and earthy with floral hints. This widespread terpene isolate significantly contributes to the scent and flavour of many cannabis strains. The Blueberry Dream Terpene Strain Profile boasts a high concentration of this terp, but it can also be found in the terpene profiles of various other plants, such as hops and ginseng, as well as in the essential oils of lemongrass and chamomile.
Myrcene is frequently recognized in terpene therapy for its range of potential health benefits. It is known for its sedative and soothing properties, making it a helpful sleep aid and muscle relaxant. Myrcene also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antibiotic properties, which may help our bodies to relieve pain and fight infections.
Scientists have been studying myrcene for its ability to decrease our perception of pain, which may be why it works so well in conjunction with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to help to reduce discomfort and improve the overall quality of sleep. Interestingly, myrcene has also been shown to boost the effectiveness of other compounds in cannabis, making it a valuable terpene isolate in many cannabis products. CannTerp has a great selection of premium terpenes that feature myrcene, including the Myrcene Liquid Terpene Isolate (mood booster and insomnia relief) and the Relax BudBooster Terpene Infusion Pearls.
Limonene's distinctive aroma is characterized by a fresh, citrusy scent that evokes lemon or orange. So it's no surprise that this favoured terpene is commonly extracted from citrus rinds and peels, and is naturally present in the essential oils of most citrus fruits.
Limonene is widely recognized in cannabis and terpene therapy thanks to its stimulating, uplifting and stress-relieving properties. Scientific research has even shown that it may have promising benefits for those struggling with anxiety and depression, as it can boost serotonin levels in the brain, contributing to improved mood and greater overall well-being. If you're ready to experience the stimulating energetics of limonene, look no further than CannTerp's Limonene Liquid Terpene Isolate (stress relief and energy enhancer) and the Elevate - Sativa Liquid Terpene Blend. These products offer an energizing, sociable, and uplifting experience!
Aside from its refreshing energetics and aroma, limonene also boasts many potential health benefits thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When used topically in a lotion or salve, limonene has been found to be particularly useful in managing arthritis and helpful in treating headaches and muscle stiffness.
Pinene's aroma is described as a piney, earthy, or woody scent reminiscent of fresh pine needles and conifer trees. It is a terpene found in most aromatic evergreens, but also in cedar, rosemary, cypress, and juniper berry. It is also present in many strains of cannabis.
Pinene is recognized for its potential health benefits, including antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. It is also a bronchodilator, which means it may help improve respiratory function. Pinene is currently being studied for its potential therapeutic benefits in managing neuropathic pain. Additionally, pinene has been shown to aid in memory retention and assist with focus and alertness. CannTerp's Pinene Liquid Terpene Isolate (focus enhancer) features both alpha and beta-pinene to promote alertness and memory retention!
The aroma of Beta-caryophyllene is characterized by a spicy, peppery, or musky scent, similar to that of black pepper or cloves. It is present in the essential oils of basil, lavender, and rosemary and can be found in the terpene profiles of cannabis strains, like Girl Scout Cookies. This terpene is most well known for its analgesic or pain-relieving properties. It is being studied for its ability to relieve different types of pain due to how it interacts directly with the endocannabinoid system.
Beta-caryophyllene can also help alleviate stress, reduce inflammation, benefit the digestive system, and boost the immune system, making it a valuable addition to many cannabis products. Discover the amazing benefits with CannTerp's Beta-caryophyllene Liquid Terpene Isolate and in the custom Pain Relief Liquid Terpene Blend!
Linalool is a highly versatile and beneficial terpene with its distinctive floral, woody, and fresh aroma reminiscent of lavender. While it is most commonly associated with the essential oil of lavender, it is also found in other plants like rosewood and sweet basil.
Linalool boasts an impressive range of therapeutic benefits, including anesthetic and anti-convulsive properties, as well as analgesic and anti-anxiety effects. It is also considered a supportive terpene in aromatherapy, as even small amounts can enhance the therapeutic effects of other terpenes. This makes it a valuable cannabis constituent for medical cannabis consumers seeking versatile relief.
Studies have shown that linalool can positively influence brain functions related to muscle relaxation, stress reduction, and pain relief, making it a promising option for improving sleep quality. At CannTerp, we have featured linalool terpenes in our Dream Soothing Sleep Liquid Terpene Blend and also offer the Linalool Liquid Terpene Isolate (sleep and anxiety comfort). Try these products for a soothing, restful experience.
Humulene is another fantastic terpene isolate found in cannabis plants. It has a distinctive aroma characterized by an earthy, herbaceous, woody, spicy, and slightly musky scent. Although less commonly known, humulene is also present in other plants like sage, ginger and cloves, and can be found in the essential oils of basil and coriander.
Humulene's therapeutic properties have made it a popular choice for managing chronic pain and reducing inflammation in the body. It is also known to be anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, but it is most celebrated in terpene therapy for its robust anti-depressant and anxiety-reducing effects.
Experience the therapeutic benefits of humulene with CannTerp's Humulene Liquid Terpene Isolate or with the Trainwreck Liquid Terpene Strain Profile Blend. These products have been designed to help you decompress and feel clear-headed. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain or simply need to relax after a long day, our humulene-infused products are a perfect choice.
The Best Terpenes
CannTerp offers a wide range of high-quality terpenes that can provide various therapeutic benefits. Whether you're seeking relaxation, pain relief, or to boost your mood, CannTerp has got you covered. You can experience the remarkable effects of natural plant terpenes in a convenient and accessible form. Try CannTerp terpenes today and start enjoying the many benefits they have to offer.
Amanda Breeze is an enthusiastic educator on all things terpenes and aroma. She hosts The Smoking Spot podcast, featuring stories and sensory evaluations of our favourite plant. Follow her on Instagram: @emerald.temple.living