WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Great strides have been made to understand and classify the many different cannabis terpenes. Terpenes are broken down into precise tastes and scents which are consistent with specific strains. This invaluable knowledge helps both growers and consumers, and ultimately customizes a user’s experience..
While a great deal of research is still required, terpenes may even play a role in determining a strain's overall effect. Some terpenes may promote relaxation while others may increase focus and creativity, illuminating ways to further dissect the cultivation focused “sativa” and “indica” classifications.
Below we review some of the more common terpenes.
Found in thyme, hops, lemongrass
This is the primary terpene found in cannabis plants. Myrcene has been said to have an overall relaxing effect and potentially aids sleep. It can help reduce muscle tension and may ease pain.
Found in fruit rinds, peppermint, juniper
Limonene is the second most frequently found terpene in cannabis flowers. It potentially assists with depression, anxiety, and even reflux issues. It has been said to have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Peppery, Spicy Scents
Found in black pepper, cinnamon
May reduce insomnia, nerve pain, and inflammation. Caryophyllene perhaps can be used for treating depression and anxiety as well.
Found in nutmeg, tea, lilacs
Found in hops, basil, coriander
Humulene might curb appetite, reduce inflammation and pain.
Found in pine needles, basil, dill, parsley
Found in lavender
May improve anxiety and reduce inflammation. Potential applications for pain management.
Terpene Profile: Suncakes
SUNCAKES TERPENE PROFILE | DETAILS
LINEAGE: Sunset Sherbert x Wedding Cake
THC CONTENT: 25%
SATIVA/INDICA: 50 Indica / 50 Sativa – Hybrid
TOTAL TERPENES: 2.63%
DOMINANT TERPENE: Even dominant terpenes at 31% (Trans-caryophyllene,limonene), Linalool 12%
SMELL: Earthy, herbal, spice, a little funk
TASTE: Rich and creamy
EFFECTS: Heavier on the body, might have a relaxing effect