Feb 06 2017 . 2 min read
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