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Feb 06 2017 . 2 min read
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THE ENES AND OLS

THE ENES AND OLS

There are approximately 140 terpenes intermingling in cannabis strains that have attributes similar to aromatherapy. Here are the most popular.

 

Myrcene (mer-seen) is the most prevalent terpene of all and is found in the most helpful varieties of cannabis, sometimes in high amounts, serving as a sedative or muscle relaxer.

Helps with: sleeplessness, pain, inflammation, depression

Smells of: earthy, clove or musky aroma with a splash of citrus

Also found in: mango, thyme, lemongrass, and hops

 

Limonene is often used in ointments and medicinal creams to help penetrate the skin more effectively. Found in strains with a pronounced energizing effect, Limonene can elevate mood and provide stress relief.

Treats: anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal complications, heartburn, bronchitis

Acts as: antifungal, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, appetite suppressant

Also found in: fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper and peppermint

 

Beta-Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (CB2).

Treats: arthritis, ulcers, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal complications

Acts as: anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, gastro-protectant, analgesic

Also found in: black pepper, cloves and cotton

 

Pinene is used as an antiseptic. Alpha-pinene and beta-pinene are common contributors to profiles that can help with alertness, memory retention, and counteracting some THC effects.

Helps with: asthma, inflammation

Smells like: pine trees and turpentine

Also found in: pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, and dill

Linalool has sedative properties that can offer relief from anxiety and stress.

 

Helps with: motor skills, inflammation, pain, seizures, depression

Smells of: floral with spicy overtones

Also found in: flowers, mint and cinnamon

 

Humulene is known to suppress hunger and act as an appetite suppressant.

Acts as: anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogen

Smells of: earthy, woody aroma with a spicy scent or hoppy aroma

Also found in: cloves, basil

 

Borneol, most commonly used as a calming sedative, combats fatigue, stress and illness.

Acts as: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, bronchodilator

Smells of: earthy, camphor-like musk

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