Terpenes are the essential oils in cannabis that produce that distinctive aroma.
The cannabis plant produces over one hundred different terpenes.
Terpenes can be found in every type of fruiting plant. They alter the cannabis aroma in more ways than one. Each strain has its own unique set of terpenes, which contribute to its distinct physiological effects. Myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, linalool, pinene, pulegone, eucalyptol, nerolidol, and linalool are the most helpful terpenes. It’s possible that myrcene has a faintly sour odor, like citrus or mango. Although limonene has medicinal uses as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, sedative, and muscle relaxant, its citrusy, sometimes bergamot-like odor is off-putting to some. It has medicinal properties such as sedative, anticancer, antianxiety, antinausea, and antidepressant. Caryophyllene has a pungent odor reminiscent of rotting wood, cloves, or pepper. It reduces swelling and nausea and can put you to sleep. Hops, sage, and flowers all combine to give Linalook a strong floral odor. It has sedative, anti-convulsant, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. Pinene has a piney aroma and cognitive benefits like enhanced concentration and memory. Pinene has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Pulegone, a terpene with a cool, minty aroma, is useful as a sedative, a decongestant for the chest, and to improve memory. There are woodsy, spicy, and even a hint of rosemary aromas in eucalyptol. Nerolidol is a woodsy and flowery terpene that acts as an anti-anxiety relaxant and sedative, and it also improves memory and helps clear the sinuses. You’ll know exactly what to ask for at the dispensary if you’re familiar with terpenes. There will most likely be a bud tender on duty to answer any and all of your questions. It might take some time to find the strain that works best for your symptoms. The use of unusual cannabis strains is risk-free due to the plant’s natural makeup.