The 5 Biggest Cannabis Terpenes & Their Medical Benefits
Mycrene – Is the most abundant terpene in cannabis it smells of earthy, musky notes and fruity red grapes. Helps with reducing inflammation, chronic pain, and best for sleepless nights. Mainly found in indicas and some hybrids like white widow, blue dream, grandaddy purple, OG kush, cherry pie, 9 pound hammer, and grape ape. Also found in thyme, mango and lemongrass.
Limonene – Smells of citrus notes looking for more of energizing, uplifting sativa strains are most likely big fans of the pleasant cerebral buzz that is swell. Helps to combat any gnawing fatigue, reverses bad moods and helps to increase focus, productivity and creativity. Medically helps with anti-cancer may boost the immune system, reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. Limonene is mostly present in sativa and sativa-dominate hybrid strains. Some common strains that have limonene in them are super lemon haze, OG kush, durban poison, jack herer.
Linalool – Is the third most prevalent terpene the aroma is lavender floral scents, also found in mint, lavender, birch trees and rosewood. The believed medical benefits are reduces anxiety, pain reliever, and anti-convulsant. Their are very early studies with linalool that may help with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2016 study published in Neuropharmacology found the following results that in a 3 month course mice were treated with linalool showed stronger memory and other cognitive functions. You can find linalool in Amnesia Haze, Lavender, and La confidential strains.
Caryophyllene – you can find it is strains such as G.S.C, orginal glue, bubba kush, sour diesel, chem dawg, candyland and purple punch which we currently have on the shelf here at Greeley Gallery. It’s the only terpene of it’s kind it acts as a cannabinoid it can activate our endocannabinoid system to provide anti-inflammatory effects. It has a very pungent aroma like freshly black cracked pepper. Their are studies being done that caryophyllene can potentially reduce alcohol intake, making a real possible treatment for addiction.
Pinene – As you can imagine it smells of a beautiful pine tree forest that we have here in Oregon. Commonly used as a chronic stress, depression, pain reliever, inflammation, and anxiety. You can find it in strains such as big smooth, snoops dream, critical mass, Cannatonic, and Gods gift.