What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the plant's aromatic compounds
They help protect it against predators and infectious agents. They have potential therapeutic properties. They are found, just like phytocannabinoids, in the trichomes of the flower, but also in the leaves. For the record, not all terpenes are specific to hemp and can be found in many plants.
Here are a few examples of the most well-known terpenes that we can find in hemp.
A major component of hemp, it may have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. It may also have sedative and relaxing effects.
The second most common terpene, it is believed to act as an antioxidant, anxiolytic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antidepressant substance. Found in citrus fruits (lemon scent). In alternative medicine, it reduces heartburn and gastric reflux.
Bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antibacterial.
Also present in mint, lavender and basil. Used as an anxiolytic and calming agent.
There are dozens of terpenes in hemp. The presence of these terpenes contributes to what is called the entourage effect and is a guarantee of product quality.