BENEFITS OF TERPENES
For many people the word ‘terpene’ is an unfamiliar term. As science and technology carry us to a better understanding of the cannabis plant we have learned that there is much more to marijuana than the cannabinoid content. Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. The oils are secreted in the flowers sticky resin glands, the same glands that produce CBD, THC and other cannabinoids. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects. Dependent on the strain these include:
A feeling of calm
Relief of stress
Terpenes also exhibit the following properties
There is still much to learn about terpenes. Profile mapping and testing will continue to identify more qualities. What is an increasingly accepted point of view medically is that the future of terpenes is a bright one.