Terpenes are one of the most important aspects of the cannabis experience, as they help create the flavor profile of each and every cannabis strain. Cannabis derived terpenes have been getting a lot of press within the Delta 8 industry, as terpenes derived from cannabis tend to have a greater number of effects than botanical terpenes.
Botanical terpenes are created in a lab, as are cannabis terpenes, but the botanical terpenes are created purely on flavor, and are not naturally occurring. Cannabis terpenes can best be described as the “essential oils” of each and every strain. They do not contain any tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, or Cannabidiol, CBD. They purely capture the taste, and general effects of every strain, without any of the intoxicating effects.
As we have reiterated in many of our blogs, cannabis plants are incredibly complex, and with this, each strain has their own unique terpene profile. The terpene content also varies within this, as well as the types of terpenes that are found within each unique profile.
What are Some Common Terpenes?
Cannabis products have evolved very quickly, and many people are becoming more in tune with the idea of terpenes, and their importance. The entourage effect is something that has become increasingly popular within the world of cannabis, in particular hemp. The Entourage Effect is a theory that all parts of the cannabis plant work together to create a desired effect within the endocannabinoid system.
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Want to read more about the Entourage Effect? Read our blog on it, here.
Here are some of the common terpenes, and their effects on the human body, and psyche:
Myrcene: Myrcene is known for its earthy, herbal flavor. It also is noted for the following effects: Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Inflammatory, relaxation benefits, as well as stress relief.
Limonene: Known for its citrusy scent, which is a dead giveaway of the terpene. It has the following noted effects: Anti-Bacteria, Antidepressant, Anti-Fungal, Mood Elevation, and Stress Relief
Pinene: Pinene is noted for its “pine” flavor, as the name would imply. It has the following effects: Improved Focus, Energy-Boosting, Bronchodilator, Pain Reduction, and Stress Relief
Linalool: Linalool is known for its lavender like smell, as well as citrus undertones. It has the following effects: Anti Anxiety, Antidepressant, Anti-Microbial, Antiepileptic, Immune Support, Muscle Relaxant, Pain Relief, as well as Stress Relief
Humulene: Humulene is noted for its musky aroma, with hints of black pepper as well. It has the following effects: Antibacterial, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Appetite Suppressant, Increased Energy, Pharmacokinetic (Aids in absorbing, distributing, metabolizing, and excreting drugs), and Seasonal Allergy Relief
Terpinolene: A floral aroma hits the consumer immediately with Terpinolene, as well as citrus, and spice undertones. It has the following effects: Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Sleep Aid, as well as Stress Relief
Do Cannabis Derived Terpenes Matter?
Yes, for sure! They are what helps to determine much of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, or hemp, and allow one to truly tailor their high to them. There are a number of terpene rich strains of flower in stock, as well as this, we have cartridges, as well as wax to cater to all of your terpene needs.
Here at Ghost Vapors, we are always trying new things, and consistently improving day by day. We hope to launch our own line of cannabis derived terpene products, sooner, rather than later.
Stay Tuned, Think Higher.