Terpenes are natural compounds found inside several different plants, and these compounds help to create the floral scent of each plant.
Terpenes have many health benefits to humans, and as people began to understand and learn cannabis, they discovered that some natural terpenes can actually help in healing.
Some terpenes are made to make a plant smell more attractive to bees. These plants have a natural smell that is fragrant and inviting. Some terpenes in plants are created to protect the plant from infection and damage. Terpenes are bioactive, meaning they greatly affect the body. Cannabinoids are similar to terpenes, but different parts of the plant. Terpenes are used in a number of essential oils and aromatherapy. There are different types of terpenes like limonene, pinene, myrcene, and linalool, however one of my favorite natural terpenes is limonene, but limonene is one of the most commonly recognized terpenes because of the citrus smell. Studies have shown that limonene can work as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medication. Limonene interacts with immune cells in our body to help protect against a number of diseases and ailments. I constantly look for products with natural terpenes when I go to the dispensary, products with natural terpenes taste better and have more helpful properties. Some of my favorite strains with limonene are OG kush, Blue dream, and Lemon Kush. Anytime I can find one of these 3 favorites, I make them part of my purchase at the cannabis dispensary. The product with natural terpenes can be a bit more extravagant, but they are far more flavorful and offer a variety of health benefits.