What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. Terpenes are what give each flower, herb and fruit its own unique scent and flavour.
Every day, everywhere you go, you encounter terpenes. When you zest a lemon, you smell terpenes. Open a jar full of herbs, what you are smelling is the terpenes. Stop and smell the roses? More like stop and smell the terpenes. While there is so much to learn, what you need to know is that terpenes are aromatic compounds that when inhaled, applied to the skin, or consumed, they enhance our experience and greatly influence flavours and aromas.

The most common cannabis terpenes*

 

MYRCENE

Aroma:
Cardamom, cloves, musky, earthy, herbal

Potential effects: 
Sedating, relaxing

Potential therapeutic value:
Antioxidant; treatment of insomnia, pain, and inflammation

Also found in: 
Mango, lemongrass, thyme, hops
 
 

LIMONENE

Aroma:

Citrus

Potential effects: 
Elevated mood, stress relief

Potential therapeutic value:
Treatment of anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and cancer

Also found in: 
Fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint

CARYOPHYLLENE

Aroma:
Pepper, spicy, woody, cloves

Potential effects: 
Stress relief

Potential therapeutic value:
Treatment of pain, anxiety/depression, ulcers

Also found in: 
Black pepper, cloves, cinnamon

TERPINOLENE

Aroma:
Piney, floral, and herbal

Potential effects: 
Uplifting

Potential therapeutic value:
Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer

Also found in: 
Nutmeg, tea tree, conifers, apples, cumin, and lilacs

PINENE

Aroma:
Pine

Potential effects: 
Alertness, memory retention, counteracts some THC effects

Potential therapeutic value:
Treatment of asthma, pain, inflammation, ulcers, anxiety, cancer

Also found in: 
Pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, dill


*source: leafly.com

Each of our Good Herb Sodas replicate a unique cannabis blend using terpenes derived from other plants. InZone replicates the OG Kush Terpenes and Unwind replicates Blue Dream.