Benefits from 6 Terpenes You Should Know About
By Rolling Up
Terpenes play a huge role for the fragrance and smell of cannabis. The aromatic compounds are not only in cannabis, but are prevalent in oranges, pine trees, and lavender. As cannabis lovers, we love describing using earthy, sweet, woody, and skunky to describe the flowers we offer. Understanding the benefits of terpenes can enable us to better gauge how
Strains high in myrcene help with insomnia, pain relief, and general relaxation. Its name comes from its namesake, Myrcia sphaerocarpa, a medicinal bush from Brazil that treats diarrhea, diabetes, dysentery, and hypertension. Myrcene has also been known to mitigate DNA damage. Top strains that include myrcene include OG Kush, Remedy, 9 Pound Hammer, Grape Ape, AK-47, Granddaddy Purple, Blue Dream, Tangie, and Harlequin.
Limonene is most commonly found in household cleaning supplies, food, and medicines. Limonene has been established as antimicrobial, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. It has been used as an aid for anxiety sufferers. Research is being done on limonene for effective cancer treatment. It’s a terpene that is one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis. Top strains that include limonene as a strain include Cookies and Cream, Dirty Girl, Lemon G, Liberty Haze, Emerald Jack, and Shining Silver Haze.
Pinene smells like pine trees. The terpene has a strong microbial agent that has been shown to kill pathogens like Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus. Unlike myrcene, pinene can lessen the effects of THC. Most commonly found in Big Smooth, Blue Dream, Cannatonic, Cotton Candy Kush, God’s Gift, Grape Ape, Harlequin, Kosher Tangie, Remedy.
Approximately 80 percent of commercial products contain linalool. Linalool has high concentrations in lavender plants. High linalool levels can treat stress, inflamed skin, and insomnia. Linalool can be found in Amnesia Haze, Special Kush, Lavender, LA Confidential, and OG Shark.
Beta-caryophyllene acts like a cannabinoid. The terpenes bind to the CB-2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system. This reaction is having major effects in the medical world. It shows the promise includes relieve arthritis pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and gastrointestinal disorders. It’s found in an abundance of cannabis and non-cannabis plants. The flavor and aroma contributes to its black pepper taste. It’s found in high ratios in Royal Cookies, OG Kush, White Widow, Death Star, Blueberry Cheesecake, Candyland, GSC, Cookies and Cream, GG4, Purple Punch.
Terpinolene is in the pinene family. It’s the terpene to show up in small quantities compared to other terpenes. Cannabis with terpinolene impart benefits of relaxation and calming benefits. Medical marijuana clinicians often prescribe terpinolene strains to those suffering with insomnia and anxiety.