If you’ve ever wondered where the each cannabis strain gets its unique flavor and smell from, then look no further than terpenes and terpenoids. These plant components are responsible for every strains unique flavor and aroma. Terpenes, in combination with cannabinoids and optimal dosage, are responsible for the wide range of medical benefits this amazing plant provides.
Terpenes are organic chemical constituents of essential oils and are the primary component of resin that protect the flowers from predators. Terpenoids are derivatives of terpenes that have additional atoms due to oxidation, as a result of dried and cured cannabis. The two terms are often used interchangeably since they are so similar.
Certain terpenes are very effective in relieving stress, anxiety, insomnia and a large number of other ailments, which is why they are an important subject in scientific research. Check out our strains page and click through each strain to read about medical benefits for that particular strain.
For a list of commonly found terpenes and to find out more check out this article titled Cannabis Terpenes and Their Effects Explained (Complete Guide).