What Are Terpenes?

Get to Know Your Terpenes!

Pinene

  • Aroma: Pine

  • Properties: bronchodilator, stress reliever, anti-inflammatory, reduces memory loss associated with THC use

  • Conditions: arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, cancer, asthma

  • Strains: Jack Herer, Strawberry Cough, Durban Poison, Blue Dream, Romulan

Myrcene

  • Aroma: Musky, Cloves, Earthy

  • Properties: sedating (“couch lock”), anti-bacterial, allows THC to take effect quickly,  anti-spasm, muscle relaxant

  • Conditions: chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, seizures

  • Strains: GDP, White Widow, Special Kush, Jack Herer, GSC

  • Myrcene is also found in mangos. Anecdotal evidence suggests that eating a ripe mango 30 minutes prior to consuming cannabis may accentuate or extend the psychoactive effects of cannabis; some have suggested that this is due to the fruit’s concentrations of myrcene, which is naturally synergistic with THC and allows cannabinoids to more easily bridge the blood-brain barrier.

Limonene

  • Aroma: Citrus, lemons

  • Properties: anti-depressant, immunostimulant, relieves heartburn, anti-tumor,           anti-stress, anti-fungal

  • Conditions:  anxiety, acid reflux, depression

  • Strains: Super Lemon Haze, OG Kush, Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Durban Poison, Berry White

Caryophyllene

  • Aroma: Spicy, peppery

  • Properties: anti-inflammation, reduces alcohol cravings, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxant, anti-fungal,

  • Conditions:  alcoholism, cancer, anxiety, chronic pain, auto-immune disorders, digestive tract disorders like Colitis

  • Strains: OG Kush, GSC, Bubba Kush, Chemdawg, Sour Diesel, Gorilla Glue, Candyland

Linalool

  • Aroma: Floral, spicy

  • Properties: sedating, pain relief, anti-stress, anti-convulsant, anti-bacterial

  • Conditions:  insomnia, seizures, arthritis, depression

  • Strains: Amnesia Haze, LA Confidential, Master Kush, Lavender, OG Kush

Humulene

  • Aroma: Woody, earthy, spicy

  • Properties: appetite suppressant, anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial

  • Conditions:  cancer, bacterial infections, obesity, chronic pain

  • Strains: GSC, Headband, Sour Diesel, White Widow, Skywalker OG

Caryophyllene Oxide

  • Aroma: Spicy, woody, sweet

  • Properties: anti-fungal, anti-coagulant, pain relief, anti-inflammation

  • Conditions:  chronic pain,

  • Strains: Durban Poison, Jack Herer

  • Caryophyllene Oxide is the only terpene that attaches itself to cannabinoid receptors, specifically CB2, which makes it a great addition to any cannabis topical cream.

Terpinolene

  • Aroma: Pine, floral, herbal

  • Properties: sedating, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, insect repellant, anti-microbial

  • Conditions:  insomnia, cancer

  • Strains: OG Kush, Jack Herer, GSC, Afghani, J1, Pineapple Kush

Nerolidol

  • Aroma: Woody, citrus, floral

  • Properties: sedating, transdermal delivery, antimicrobial, antifungal

  • Conditions:  skin conditions, muscle pain

  • Strains: Gorilla Glue, OG Kush, GSC, Sour Lemon OG

Ocimene

  • Aroma: Sweet, herbal, floral

  • Properties: decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic

  • Conditions:  pain, respiratory congestion, wound treatment

  • Strains: Golden Goat, Strawberry Cough, Lemon Sour Diesel, Space Queen