Terpenes are a big part of what makes cannabis taste the way it does — and in today’s blog, our weed delivery company is diving into this component. Continue reading to learn more, and shop our strains today!
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What Are Terpenes?
Cannabis contains many different compounds that affect its flavor and potency. One of these compounds is terpenes. Terpenes are a class of organic molecules that are found in many plants, not just cannabis. These molecules are responsible for the unique scents and flavors of different plants.
Terpenes also play an important role in the medicinal effects of marijuana. Each type of terpene interacts with the body in a slightly different way, contributing to the overall effect of the plant. Some terpenes are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-cancer properties.[/bs_col][/bs_row][bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-6″]
Common Terpenes Found In Cannabis
The most common terpenes found in marijuana include myrcene, limonene, linalool, caryophyllene, and pinene. These molecules give cannabis its distinctive flavors and aromas.
- Myrcene is the most common terpene in marijuana. It is responsible for the earthy taste and smell of cannabis. Myrcene has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is also known to increase the potency of THC.
- Limonene is a citrusy terpene that is found in many plants, including lemons and oranges. It is responsible for the tangy flavor and smell of cannabis. Limonene has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. It is also known to increase the absorption of THC into the body.
More Terpenes Found In Cannabis
- Linalool is a floral terpene that is found in lavender and rosemary. It is responsible for the sweet smell of cannabis. Linalool has anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant properties.
- Caryophyllene is a peppery terpene that is found in black pepper and cloves. It is responsible for the spicy flavor of cannabis. Caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- Pinene is a piney terpene that is found in pine needles and coniferous trees. It is responsible for the woodsy smell of cannabis. Pinene has anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory properties.
Discover Your Favorite Cannabis Strain
Here at Farmacy District, we have a wide selection of flower — each with its own flavor profile and terpenes. If you have questions about different strains or terpenes, contact our team. If you’re ready to order weed delivery, shop now!