Eucalyptol, also known as Cineol, is the terpene responsible for the pleasurable and cooling scents found within eucalyptus, mint, rosemary, tea tree, mugwort, bay leaves, sweet basil, sage, and some strains of cannabis. When smoked, one can experience a sweet, refreshing cooling taste.
Humulene is one of the core cannabis terpenes, among limonene, myrcene, and pinene. People also commonly refer to the terpene humulene as caryophyllene. Besides cannabis, humulene is also found in clove, hops, sage, ginger, echinacea purpurea, and ginseng. It gives beer its famous “hoppy” aroma and taste. It gives ginger, echinacea, and sage their sting! […]
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.
Pinene is a terpene that can be found in pine needles, turpentine, orange peels, dill, basil, rosemary and of course… cannabis!
The smell/flavor it produces is… drumroll… pine! The flavor is pleasantly earthy. Whenever I smoke a pine flavored strain, I’ll close my eyes and feel like I am a woodland fairy in the middle of an enchanted forest.
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.