What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are compounds naturally found in cannabis as well as a range of other plants such as fruits, spices and herbs. They have a significant impact on the aromas and tastes of cannabis, and research has shown them to contain a host of potential medicinal applications and benefits. Terpenes have also been shown to interact synergistically with cannabinoids, and play an important role in a given products overall effects and effectiveness. There have been hundreds of different terpenes identified in cannabis, each with their own unique properties. Read on to dive deeper into five key terpenes we are focused on exploring and optimizing at Potter.
What is Alpha-Pinene?
One of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, alpha-pinene can also be found in orange peels, pine needles, basil, parsley, rosemary and conifer trees. We take particular interest in alpha-pinene due to research studies that have shown evidence of its anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Beta-Caryophyllene?
Known as the “dietary terpene”, Beta-Caryophyllene is a terpene found in cannabis as well as a variety of plants such as hops, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and basil. We take particular interest in beta-caryophyllene based on research studies that have shown evidence of its anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. Beta-Caryophyllene is also the only terpene that acts as a cannabinoid and activates the CB2 receptor.
What is Limonene?
Limonene is a terpene found in cannabis as well as pine, citrus fruits and mint. We take particular interest in limonene based on research studies that have shown evidence of its anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties.
What is Linalool?
Linalool is a terpene found in cannabis as well as lavender, coriander, flowers and spices. We take particular interest in linalool due to research studies that have shown evidence of its anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties.
What is Myrcene?
Myrcene is a terpene found in cannabis as well as mangoes, hops, bay leaves, and thyme. We take particular interest in myrcene due to research studies that have shown evidence of its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties.
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