What are TERPENES?




Terpenes are organic substances. Individually or in various compositions, terpenes create a plant’s unique natural flavor, a characteristic scent or taste, exuded by its flowers, leaves, fruits, roots, stems or seeds.
 
 
Where they can be found? 
They are found in practically every kind of plant. 
The hemp plant produces a multitude of these so-called phyto-cannabinoids and terpenes. The terpene profiles of cannabis sativa L. and cannabis indica L. are particularly interesting since each variety has its specific scent and effects pattern. 
 
What are the benefits of terpenes? 
Cannabis terpenes may have a lot of health benefits. 
They may be antimicrobial, antifungal, analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglemic and antiparasitic. 
 

Main types of terpenes 
 

Terpene Myrcene:  
Myrcene is said to have antispasmodic (anti-convulsive pain), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects. 
 
Terpene Linalool:  
Linalool may be found in hemp, lavender, basil, savory, coriander, oregano or thyme. 
In aromatherapy, linalool is used as a sedative, as a sleeping aid or to relieve pain. 
 
Terpene Limonene: 
 
Limonene is traceable in a variety of plant families, including the oil of citrus fruit peel, in hemp, oregano, coriander, and caraway. In celery, limonene is responsible for approx. 60% of the essential oil.  
 
Limonene is supposed to enhance the ability to concentrate and to think. Limonene promotes norepinephrine and dopamine production and thus helps against listlessness and depressive moods. 
 
Terpene Citronellol: 
The essential oil is found in hemp, geraniums, roses, lemongrass, and in the bark of some citrus fruit trees. 
 
It is attributed particularly with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Besides this, it has an antidepressant and antispasmodic effect as well as a positive influence on the heart, stomach, and nerves. 
 
Terpene Alpha Phellandrene:  
α-Phellandrene gets its name from Eucalyptus phellandra, from which it can be isolated. 
 
α-Phellandrene has been found to reduce pain sensitivity and increase energy levels.  
It is easily absorbed, making it a common additive to a host of cosmetic products and fragrances because of its pleasing aromas. 
 
The phellandrenes have been a staple in holistic Eastern medicine for a long time, used for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. 
 
The phellandrenes are most prominent in eucalyptus but can also be found in herbs and spices including in allspice, lavender, black pepper, cinnamon, pine, mint, water fennel, dill, and cannabis.
 
 
Alpha-Pinene: 
Pinene is a monoterpene hydrocarbon, with several isomers. The most important of those are alpha- and beta-pinene. Both isomers are found in pine needles, hemp, dill, fennel, coriander, oregano, and caraway. 
 
Pinenes are medically interesting due to their positive influence on the adrenal cortex and the vegetative system. They may also have antimicrobial or anti-inflammatory effects and seem to influence the human fat or protein metabolism.
 
 
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