Terpenes: What Are They?

What are they, exactly?

Terpenes are the organic compounds found in plants, these compounds are responsible for the smell and flavour of various plants, and are also found in various essential oils.

Terpenes are the source of many complex flavours, including those in our favourite foods.

They are a class of organic hydrocarbons that make up the largest family of plant-derived chemicals.

This includes things like essential oils, resins, and fragrant essential oils.

Terpenes are responsible for giving cannabis its unique smell, skunk, or citrusy, or piney and they also contribute to how a strain will affect you.

Terpenes, Flavour and their effects?

  • Bisabolol – floral
  • Borneol – Mint
  • Delta 3 Carene – Pine, Rosemary
  • Eucalyptol – Mint,
  • Geraniol – Peach, Rose grass,
  • Humulene – Earthy
  • Phytol – Balsamic, Floral
  • Valencene – Sweet Citrus

Each have specific medicinal benefits that need to be further studied.

The effects of terpenes depend on how they’re used and what the patient is suffering from.

Terpenes are essential to the medicinal effects of cannabis.

They are responsible for the “entourage effect,” or the synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terps that produces a stronger therapeutic effect than isolated compounds alone.

entourage effect

Whats is the Entourage Effect?

Entourage effect defined as the synergistic interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes.

When combined, these compounds work together to produce a stronger medicinal effect than any of those components alone.

It is important to note that the entourage effect does not mean one compound will be more effective at treating a specific condition.

Instead, it means that cannabinoids and terpenes work together to treat a wide range of conditions.

Do they get you high?

No they will not make you feel high.

We stock around 45 cannabis strains.

We also do Pipette bottles and spray formats.