Terpinene (α-terpinene, β-terpinene, γ-terpinene) has a fresh, piney, floral and herbal aroma and flavor, and is used in both the cosmetic and food industries. It occurs naturally in nutmeg, coriander, tea trees, conifers, apples, cumin, marjoram, cardamom and lilacs, and is sometimes used in soaps, perfumes and lotions. Terpinene in particular has been shown to […]
Carene (Δ3-carene) has a sweet, woody, piney odor, and is a main constituent of pine and cedar resin. It’s been used in the past to dry out excess body fluids, such as tears, mucus and sweat. It can also be found in rosemary.
Myrcene (α-myrcene, β-myrcene), a terpene with a fresh, earthy, herbal scent with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, usually produces sedating, relaxing effects when consumed. It is a monoterpene that ties with pinene as the most common terpene found in cannabis, depending on the strain, and can be found in up to 70% concentrations in […]
Sabinene has a spicy, oak and black pepper scent. It can be found naturally in black pepper, carrot seeds, tea trees and nutmeg. It has been shown to benefit liver function and digestion, as well as arthritis, skin disorders, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
Camphene is a common terpene found in many common tree species. It has been shown to have antioxidant effects. It can be found naturally in dill, cypress, citronella, ginger, caraway, hyssop and fennel.
Pinene (α-pinene, β-pinene) produces a sharp and fresh pine smell, and is responsible for the signature cannabis smell as well. It is a monoterpene found in every strain of cannabis, and ties with myrcene as the most common terpene in the cannabis species, depending on the strain. It was developed by the cannabis plant as […]
Terpenes and Smell For some, the aromas of cannabis can be soothing and pleasant, while for others it smells skunky and off-putting. Regardless of your opinion on its scent, which is largely dependent on what strain you’re smelling, you can thank terpenes and terpenoids for that pungent fragrance. Secreted in the same glands that produce […]