Category Archives: Terpenes

Happy with Terpenes – Sustaining Whole Plant Medicine

Terpenes Dr Michelle Sexton

Happy With Terpenes : Talk from the United In Compassion Symposium 2017 Dr MIchelle Sexton is the Medical Research Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy. She serves as an editor and technical advisor for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph. She has presented her research internationally and is published […]

Caryophyllene – A Powerful Antioxidant

beta caryophyllene in black pepper

Beta caryophyllene | β-caryophyllene Perhaps the terpene with the most pharmacological potential is β-caryophyllene (Beta caryophyllene), found in black pepper, leafy greens, cloves and of course, cannabis. It is unique amongst terpenes in the cannabis plant as it is also considered cannabinomimetic, meaning it acts like a cannabinoid by activating the CB2 receptor. This explains […]

Introducing Linalool – Calming and Sedative

linalool terpene

Linalool You don’t have to be an aromatherapy expert to know that lavender has calming sedative effects, aids sleep and can even help with depression. That’s probably because it contains the terpene Linalool. Legend goes that lavender’s healing properties were discovered when a perfumier plunged his severely burned hand into a vat of lavender oil, […]

Limonene – natures second most common terpene

Limonene terpene

Limonene D-Limonene is one of the most common terpenes found in nature. Ever noticed how your hemp oil tastes a bit orangey or citrusy? Well, that would be the limonene content. It’s been found to dissolve cholesterol containing gallstones, relieve heartburn, prevent certain types of cancer, cause cancer cell death, is anti-inflammatory, and has both antifungal and antibacterial […]

What is Myrcene: The Most Abundant Terpene in Cannabis

What is Myrcene terpene from cannabis plant

What is Myrcene? Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis and provides an earthy, spicy and clove-like aroma. It is is considered one of the ten primary terpenes. As well as the cannabis plant, it can be found in wild thyme, hops, lemongrass, basil and mango. It is purported to have several therapeutic effects […]

What are Terpenes – the benefits explained

terpenes benefits cannabis plant

The cannabis plant is a botanical universe unto itself with more than 400 active compounds. Over 100 of these come in the form of cannabinoids, with the most abundant being THC and CBD. But that still leaves a whole bunch of other stuff in the plant to discover, with terpenes in particular garnering interest in the scientific community. […]