Terpenes

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is well-suited for recreational cannabis users who may enjoy its sweet, floral aroma. Patients, however, stand to benefit from bisabolol’s anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, and anti-micro...

Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is considered a highly important terpene because, unlike other terpenes, it is able to activate CB2 receptors throughout the body. This unique trait makes caryophyllene very similar to t...

Borneol

Borneol is a terpene in cannabis that plays a major role in traditional Chinese medicine. Commonly referred to as moxa, this terpenoid was used in China as early as the 1600’s to relieve pain, reduce ...

Terpinolene

Terpinolene is a sedative terpene that, similarly to camphene, produces an acrid smoke when burned. However, cannabis patients can still benefit from its presence thanks to its ability to prevent the ...

Terpineol

Terpineol is a useful terpene for medical cannabis patients because it possesses a number of key therapeutic properties. Studies show that this terpene is able to help manage pain and inflammation, re...

Pinene

Pinene is a bicyclic monoterpene chemical compound that encompasses both alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. Due to misinformation, many believe that cannabis contains only alpha-pinene, but this is simply ...

Phytol

Phytol is a terpene that results from the degradation of chlorophyll. Aside from its presence in cannabis, phytol can also be found in green tea and, when consumed, can help reduce pain and relieve in...

Phellandrene

Phellandrene is the name for a pair of organic compounds (?-Phellandrene and ?-phellandrene) which have a distinctive peppermint smell with citrus undertones. Despite its prevalence in cannabis, resea...

Nerolidol

Nerolidol is a terpene that gives certain cannabis strains a distinctive woody aroma. Besides contributing the the scent profile, nerolidol can also be used as an antifungal agent or as a natural slee...

Myrcene

Myrcene is oftentimes the most abundant terpene in cannabis and it is the reason why some strains smell of cloves and hops. Myrcene has been meticulously studied and the results show that this terpene...

Menthol

Out of all of the terpenes present in cannabis, the most well-known is probably menthol. This terpene is famous for the cooling sensation it provides, which is useful for relieving throat and skin irr...

Linalool

Linalool is a terpene with sedative-like qualities that can be found in cannabis and lavender plants. In addition to helping with anxiety, linalool can also be used to reduce inflammation, relieve pa...

Limonene

Limonene, a terpene that is highly prevalent in the rinds of citrus fruits, has the potential to provide numerous health benefits for medical cannabis patients. Studies have shown that limonene is cap...

Isopulegol

Isopulegol, the chemical precursor to menthol, is a terpene found in cannabis that is known not just for its minty smell, but also for its anxiolytic, gastroprotective and anti-convulsive properties. ...

Humulene

Humulene is an important terpene for cannabis patients because of its distinctive effects. Not only is humulene an effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it also acts as an appetite suppressant. ...

Guaiol

Guaiol is an alcohol found in the oil of guaiacum and cypress pine, as well as in cannabis. Very little is known about this particular terpene, but it is believed that guaiol can be an effective natur...

Geranyl Acetate

Geranyl Acetate helps give cannabis a distinctive floral, fruity scent that recreational cannabis users are sure to appreciate. In addition to the pleasant smell, this terpenoid has also shown its ant...

Geraniol

Geraniol is a rose-scented terpene found in cannabis that has the ability to help reduce inflammation. Although some might not consider geraniol a “primary” terpene of cannabis, research shows that it...

Eucalyptol (Cineol)

Eucalyptol (also known as cineol) is an important terpene for medical cannabis patients because it can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments and conditions. Eucalyptol is primarily useful in the...

Cymene

Cymene is a terpene that is commonly found in both cumin and thyme. Medical marijuana patients in need of a pain-relieving strain should keep their eyes open for a strain high in cymene, due to its an...

Delta 3 Carene

Have you ever medicated with a cannabis strain that caused dry mouth and eyes? If so, it is likely that that strain contained a fair amount of delta 3 carene. Carene is known to remove excess fluids f...

Camphor

Camphor, the main active ingredient in Vicks Vaporub™, is a terpene that has been used in medicine for centuries to numb pain, improve blood circulation, and clear the nasal passages. When app...

Camphene

Camphene is a terpenoid that has powerful pain relieving and antioxidative properties. Despite these tangible benefits, medical cannabis patients who vaporize or smoke their medication should be aware...