Word of the week
You know that smell when you peel an orange? 🍊 Or the smell when you cut a piece of lavender? 🌿 Those aromatic compounds are terpenes. Terpenes are found in many different plants – plants we grow, plants we eat, even plants we smoke…like cannabis! 🌱
That’s right! Cannabis has its own set of terpenes, which helps give cannabis its potent smell and flavor. 😍 There are over 100+ terpenes found in a single cannabis flower with a handful of terpenes being the most common. Some terpenes are earthy and musky; some are fruity and sweet; and some are spicy and floral. You probably have smelled or tasted these before. 🍋
Terpenes are found in our everyday food and spices, bath and beauty products, as well as in nature:
✴️ Bell peppers
Terpenes also have therapeutic purposes, such as improving mood; reducing stress, pain and inflammation; helping with depression and insomnia; even treating bacterial infections. Each terpene has its own distinct smell, flavor and benefits.
Have you heard of some of these common terpenes found in cannabis?
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