Terpenes: What Are Terpenoids And What Do They Do?
By: Zach Reichard April 13, 2013
Everyone loves sticking their nose in a big jar of delicious smelling marijuana… But, have you ever wondered what gives your Blue Dream strain that fresh blueberry flavor & scent?
The answer is terpenes. Terpenes (TUR-peen) are a large class of organic hydrocarbons produced by a wide variety of
Terpenes are the main class of aromatic compounds found in cannabis and have even been proven to interact synergistically with cannabinoids to provide for a range of different effects. While many people believe that it is the sticky glands of THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol) that provide cannabis with its peculiar aroma, it
Understanding the importance of terpenes allows for a true “
TERPENES ARE THE AROMATIC COMPOUNDS IN CANNABIS
Typically when you hear the term “aromatic plant,” cannabis is not typically the first example that comes to mind for the majority of people. While typical cooking herbs such as basil, mint, oregano,
Terpenes have been found to be essential building blocks of complex plant hormones and molecules, pigments, sterols and even cannabinoids in cannabis. Terpenes also play an incredibly important role by providing the plant with natural protection from bacteria and fungus, insects, and other environmental stresses.
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