What Are Terpenes?


Where else are Tepenes found other than Cannabis?

The most abundant terpenes in the Cannabis plant that form most of its essential oil are the monoterpenes myrcene, pinene, limonene, linalool, eucalyptol and sesquiterpene caryophyllene. The variation in the ratio between these terpenes is what produces the wide range of aromas that can be found in the Cannabis plant.
Terpenes are produced all over the world by a variety of plants, particularly conifers (a tree that bares cones) many foods we eat on a regular basis, and by some insects. They often have a strong odor and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores.
For instance: Myrcene is found in mango, bay leaves and lemongrass. Linalool and nerolidol are found in strawberries. Limonene is found in peppermint, rosemary, fruit rinds, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, mandarins, and more.. Terpinolene and Alpha-farnsene is found in apples. Many different spices contain Beta-Caryophyllene like basil, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, lavender and oregano. High levels of Beta-Caryophyllene are found in brocolli. Terpenes are also found in wine...

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Beer & Wine Too?
Yes... Actually, the constituents responsible for the characteristic floral and fragrant Muscat aroma in grapes and wine are known as terpenes... Over 50 terpenic compounds have been identified in grapes and wine. The most pronounced terpenes in Muscat grapes and related cultivars include linalool, geraniol, and nerol.
In the process of brewing craft beer, terpenes are extremely important for their role in hops. They rarely even survive to the finished beer unless added during the dry hopping cycle. Certain terpenes are used during different cycles because of either being very water soluble or extra oxygenated. The most common terpenes you will find being used in the processes are myrcene, sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene, humulene. and limonene with alpha-terpineol contribute the citrus characteristics.
Final Thoughts...
I hope we have help you to understand more about terpenes, where they come from and their health benefits. As you can see if terpenes are found in fruits and vegetables, plants and insects - it will not get you high. I don't care how hard you try, it will not happen...
A synergy is created when terpenes and cannabinoids are taken together. So, don't forget to add some of these foods to your grocery list so you can benefit from them on a daily basis both with and without CBD. Below is a chart of some of the most popular terpenes being used today and their common benefits.


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