What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, some more notable plants would be pine trees, lavender, and oranges. Terpenes are what make up the essential oil of any plant, and certain terpenes are found in many different plant essential oils. For example, Limonene is one such terpene and is found in all citrus fruits, certain types of smoking herbs, and even nutmeg. Pinene, another terpene, is found abundantly in trees like pine and fir, in smoking herbs, and in herbs like rosemary. Essential oils are used widely as natural flavor additives for food, as fragrances in perfumery, and in traditional and alternative medicines such as aromatherapy. These are the ingredients that give plants and flowers their distinctive odors.
Here is an article with more detailed information regarding terpenes: http://www.beyondthc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/EntourageEffect.pdf
Health Benefits of Terpenes
In addition to cannabinoids like Cannabidiol (CBD), many terpenes have been known to exhibit their own pharmacological value as well. For example, linalool is an organic compound found in the oils of lavender. Linalool can promote relaxation and better sleep. Myrcene, found in black pepper, has been shown to be a potent anti-inflammatory, as well as a muscle relaxant. Other terpenes such as limonene have relaxing effects and are found in anything with a citrus smell such as oranges, lemons, rosemary, and juniper. Limonene is known to have anti-bacterial, anti-depressant and anti-carcinogenic properties as well.
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