Terpenes play an integral role in a cannabis plant's growth and survival. Besides producing distinctive aromas, these organic compounds also enrich colour and pigmentation in leaves and buds, and contribute to the flavour of cannabis. In short, terpenes help to enhance the plant's attractiveness to some creatures, while deterring others that can do harm.

Terpenes also hold diverse functions in the plant and can produce a range of therapeutic and mood-altering effects in cannabis consumers.




Pinene has many potential benefits. It can act as an anti-inflammatory, promotes pain relief and relaxation, aids in memory and respiratory function, and may reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.


Beta-caryophyllene is a common terpene found in the cannabis plant that has been scientifically proven to activate the CB2 receptor in the endocannabinoid system and also to exert anti-inflammatory effects. It provides a peppery smell, most commonly described as black pepper.


Research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and high blood cholesterol. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people.


With its bright, citrusy scent, Limonene’s aroma is a mood elevator. The best terpene for energy because it modulates adenosine receptors, and these receptors are responsible for kickstarting the release of dopamine and increasing serotonin levels. Its uplifting qualities help to reduce anxiety and depression. 


Linalool is identified by its floral aroma of lavender. With calming effects, it has the ability to provide relaxation and bring elevated stress levels to almost normal conditions.

It is also acknowledged as a potent muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and sedative. In the case of cannabinoids, Myrcene is believed to increase the speed of action, and the desired effects can be felt faster.

Studies show that piperine might help enhance nutrient absorption, stabilise blood sugar levels, combat cancer cell growth, decrease inflammation, and boost brain function. When combined, curcumin and piperine tend to have a greater effect on inflammation, digestion, reducing pain and fighting cancer.


Terpinolene has been researched as a potential weapon against cancer and cancerous tumours. In addition, terpinolene has been investigated for its possible antifungal, antibacterial, and sedative usages. These sedative properties may, in turn, reduce anxiety as the body and mind simultaneously calm.