Two hundred terpenes, out of over thirty thousand terpenoids produced by plants, flowers, herbs, and fruits, have been discovered in cannabis. Becky Garrison lists the medical effects and plants that produce each terpene: alpha pinene, bisabolol, caryophyllene, humulene, linalool, limonene, myrcene, nerolidol, ocimene, and terpinolene.
An uplifting anti-cancer terpene found in cannabis. Aromas: L-limonene smells piney and turpentine-like. D-limonene has a pleasant orange aroma. Tastes: Sweet, Sour, Tangy or Bitter. Part of the Cannabis Resource Library by The Cannabis Access Resource and Education Center.
The peaceful aroma of pine and rosemary needles comes from alpha pinene. Cannabis strains usually contain more alpha pinene than beta. Beta pinene has a herbal smell with hints of basil, dill, and parsley. Author Jenn Keeler expands on pinene's medical benefits, why it packs a powerful punch, the studies behind the claims, and high pinene strains.
The Main Couch Lock Terpene Found in Cannabis. Aromas: Earth, Musk, Dank, Hops, Dirt, Balsam, Spice, Clove, Pepper.
Tastes: Red Grape, Balsamic, Hint of Spice, Fruit, Geranium, Herb. Part of the Cannabis Resource Library by The Cannabis Access Resource and Education Center.
Cannabis varietals, high in beta-Caryophyllene, have strong, sharp aromas suggestive of black pepper, clove, and oregano, a few other beta-Caryophyllene rich plants. Medicinal usages and entourage effect, from Farma Science 101.
Researchers at Konkuk University in Korea, categorized terpenes obtained from Korean forests according to their anti-inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, or neuroprotective activities, plus the potential action mechanisms of the individual terpenes and their effects on such processes. [PDF 10p]
Study: Terpenes from Forests and Human Health
Authors: Kyoung Sang Cho, Young-ran Lim, Kyungho Lee, Jaeseok Lee1, Jang Ho Lee