More things you need to know about Terpenes?
We are well aware of CBD, but today we will be talking about an important factor found in CBD oil, especially CBD products made from Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD. We are talking about Terpenes today. A cannabis product does not just include THC or CBD or the other cannabinoids, but terpenes play an important part too, but not just with cannabis but in the plants, vegetables ,fruits and basically everything you eat.
Terpenes are responsible for the aromatics found in plants like citrus fruits, lavender, rose, vanilla, pine trees and cannabis plants. Terpenes are also responsible fo the aromatics scent of some animal compounds too.
Terpenes have many functions in nature:
They create scents for plants
In turn they protect plants from pests and diseases
Their scent help attract pollinators like bees
They help plants communicate with each other.
There are over 20,000 identified terpenes in nature. All of them have their own different and unique properties. Some terpenes are known for their calming and relaxation effects while some have stimulating and energizing effects.
The magic doesn't stop there: terpenes do have medical benefits too! They are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. They can help reduce pain and anxiety as well.
What about terpenes in cannabis plants?
Terpenes in cannabis are found in the trichomes which act as resin glands on the surface of the plant.
Cannabis contains terpenes too, but are terpenes the same as cannabinoids? Not quite. There are over 100s cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. Two of the most well known are THC and CBD. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol activates the CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system that is responsible to alleviate your mind and cause you to feel high. Cannabidiol or CBD has been found to have multiple medicinal properties like pain relief, anti-inflammation, improvement of sleep, treat symptoms from cancer treatment, improve epilepsy symptoms and very good for stress and anxiety.
Cannabinoids and terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system in different ways.
A lot of the terpenes are bioactive. Bioactive means it can interact and have an affect on the body. The effects ultimately depend on the type of concentration used.
Terpenes are use as a base for essential oils as they are known to produce aromatic scent. Good aroma can alleviate one's mood and spirit.
It is believed that terpenes can enhance the "high" from THC when smoking cannabis.
There are many types of terpenes in nature and scientists have only been able to study just a few like:
Limonene is the most recognizable terpenes as they produce a very recognizable scent: lemons and citrus fruits. It is believed that limonene has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and may have antidiabetic and anticancer properties.
Linalool is found in lavender which is responsible for calming and relaxing lavender scent. It is also believed that linalool has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antidepressants, antianxiety and may have anticancer properties.
Pinene produces bright scent as in pine needles, basil and rosemary. Pinene acts as a bronchodilator while allowing more air to enter the lungs. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
Myrcene is often found in lemongrass, thyme, hobs and cannabis. Said to have high antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and in some studies it may be a good alternative treatment for heart health and stroke.
More research is needed to fully understand terpenes and it's role with CBD and THC. If you are looking for terpenes in your CBD product you may have to choose CBD products made from Full Spectrum like Mellow Organic 1,800 mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil available in 30ml bottles. You will find terpenes present in the very rich a d pleasant vanilla scented Mellow CBD Soothing Balm available in 50 grams tin. But if you just want CBD without any other compounds from the cannabis plant and not even terpenes then Mellow 900mg CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate is a good choice for you.
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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
Special thanks to:
Medical News Today