Terpenes are aromatic molecules produced from the resin of plants. Along with flavonoids, terpenes are the scents/smells that we associate with plants. Different cultivars of Cannabis have their own combinations of terpenes which causes each strain to have their own unique scent. Conversely, cannabinoids do not produce scents.
Terpenes are becoming more popular for medicinal use each passing day. Like Cannabinoids, each comes with it’s own wide array of medicinal benefits. In this article, we will be going over certain terpenes that can provide an uplifting your mood and spirit.
But first, let’s briefly review the definition of terpenes.
Have you ever heard of a terpene doing the job of a cannabinoid?
Beta-Caryophyllene has the ability to play the role of a cannabinoid through being capable of activating CB2 receptor sites within the endocannabinoid system. Activating the CB2 receptors reduces inflammation, which lessens pain and reduces damaging consequences caused by chronic inflammation.