Terpenes: What are they and what do they do?
Terpenes are produced in trichomes and give cannabis its distinct flavor and smell. They originate in the same glands of the cannabis plant as do THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects on the body. Currently, there are various laboratories using a diverse array of analytical methodologies and procedures to test the characterization of terpenes and their synergistic effect.
Terpene analysis is crucial for differentiating between various strains of cannabis since they have a major influence on the medical and psychological effects of a plant.
It is important to consult with a recommending physician as soon as possible to discuss the specific strain relative to your serious medical condition.
Common Types of Terpenes
Flavor/Aroma: Hoppy with a sweet, woody and clove taste
Medicinal Uses: Arthritis, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal, anti-inflammatory
Also Found In: Black pepper, cloves, cotton
Strains: Hash Plant