Background on Terpenes
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, giving them their characteristic scents and flavors we know. Examples of common terpenes are linalool (heavily present in lavender), limonene (heavily present in citrus fruit peels), and pinene (heavily present in pine). There are many terpenes found in nature, and many of them are associated directly with health benefits.
For example, research shows that peeling an orange can relieve stress among having other health benefits. The primary reason for this positive reaction to peeling an orange lies in the properties of limonene heavily present in the citrus peel. These molecules are inhaled as the orange is peeled. Limonene makes up 90% of the aromatic compounds present in the orange peel and is the primary terpene in most citrus fruit oils.
Different terpenes are found heavily in the cannabis plant. Different strains of cannabis produce different terpene profiles, giving strains their unique smells and attributes. Terpenes can be isolated from cannabis and many other plants. More than often, terpenes are isolated from different plants and food-grade sources.
Our scientists have been researching the many benefits of terpenes and have incorporated them into many of our formulations.
Research suggests there are a plethora of health benefits that come from terpenes, and there are many benefits not yet known or discovered. Research on terpenes is still developing, and many terpenes largely present in cannabis are still not well understood. Research suggests that many terpenes may possess the following attributes, and many more:
- Wound Healing
- Anti-Cancer, Chemoprotective
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