Terpenes

Therapeutic benefits, unique flavors and aromatics.




Therapeutic benefits, unique flavors and aromatics.

Terpenes are the amazing chemicals which are responsible for producing the colorful and vibrant smells of each individual cannabis plant. In addition to producing a scent, just like their cannabinoid neighbors terpenes also provide therapeutic benefits just like THC and CBD. Born inside the same sparkly glossy trichomes as cannabinoids, cannabis terpenes are also able to interact with the same endocannabinoid system receptors located throughout the brain and body. For instance, depending on the location of the receptor, different terpenes may help to promote sleep and reduce tension in muscles while others lower stress and improve mood, or even reduce inflammation and raise energy.

When cannabinoids and terpenes work in conjunction the effect is termed the entourage effect, and as a result the therapeutic potential increases drastically. Terpenes can also interact with the cannabinoids at receptor sites and both increase or decrease the amount of cannabinoids absorbed depending on the situation. This interaction has an effect on the potency of a strain, therefore playing an important role in strain selection. With this in mind, when a patient finds the strain which works for them best, it could be the equivalent of a key to a lock, designed to unlock relief from a particular disease or condition.