TERPENES

TERPENES

MyrceneLimoneneLinaloolCaryophyllene,  Eucalyptol,  Humulene... 

What are terpenes? 

In nature, terpenes serve multiple purposes. They play a role in the health and survival of the plants in which they exist. The smell of a rose may attract pollinating insects and the smell of mint may deter pests. 

Terpenes are compounds found in many plants, creating fascinating & captivating aromas and  producing vibrant smells. They form the basis of many essential oils and are an important part of alternative therapies such as aromatherapy but importantly can improving the way in which we consume cannabis and how it affects the body - this is known as the entourage effect. 

 

Did you know? 

A study has found that people with Epilepsy who took a broader CBD extract has improved symptoms and few side effects than those who had taken an isolated/pure CBD extract. 

 

A Terpene is a bio active compound meaning it may effect the body. For example, Linalool, a terpene found in lavender provides anti anxiety effects. Pinene, which is also produced in rosemary, can be invigorating and lead to mental alertness. These are found in abundance in cannabis and vary plant to plant depending on the strain.  

Below is a list of a few common terpenes.

MYCRENE

Myrcene is a terpene commonly found in plants such as hops, lemongrass, and thyme. 

Its properties:

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal 

 

LIMONENE

Limonene is a common terpene that most people can recognise. Fruits such as lemons and oranges owe their citrusy smell to the terpenes found in the skin. 

Its properties:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • antiviral
  • antidiabetic
  • anticancer

 

LINALOOL

Linalool is most abundant in the lavender plant and gives the flower its rich scent. It's responsible for the calming effect many people get when smelling lavender,

Its properties:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • neuroprotective
  • antidepressant
  • anticancer
  • anti-anxiety

 

CARYOPHYLLENE

Beta-caryophyllene exists in many herbs and vegetables, such as cloves and black pepper. It is known to help relieve anxiety, reduce cholesterol, prevent Osteoporosis and treat seizures. 

Its properties:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • antibacterial
  • antioxidant

 

HUMULENE

Found in hops, ginseng, Coriander, cloves and Basil. It has the ability to fight cancer and kill tumour cells, though it also possesses anti-inflammatory effects and can act as a natural pesticide and antibiotic.

Its properties:

  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antibacterial
  • appetite suppressant.

 

CURCUMIN

The therapeutic properties of turmeric include insecticidal, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant actions.  Can Improve digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory and promotes healing of wounds and weight loss. 

  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • antioxidant 
  • anti cancer
  • digestive
  • anti inflammatory

 

In short, Terpenes are the largest and most diverse group of naturally occurring compounds. There are multiple researches that show the benefits of what a terpene can do especially in the world of cannabis. So why not try our Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric Broad Spectrum CBD oil, full of terpenes and cannabinoids?

 

 

 

* Links for papers and studies in the research section of the website.

 

 

 

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