As technology and science advances – so does our understanding of terpenes. We now know that there are many more compounds contained within the cannabis plant, other than just the THC and CBD everyone has heard of. You can get a hint of some of the other, more ‘therapeutic compounds’, that are in your strain – simply by giving it a sniff!
Terpenes are the fragrant oils that are responsible for giving plants the varied scents that we know. There are over 100 known terpenes, and they’re what give Lemon Haze its signature citrus smell, Cherry Pie its sweet aroma and Gorilla Glue its strong earth flavor.
Each strain contains a unique blend of terpenes, which are secreted within the flower’s sticky resin glands (the same ones that produce the; THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids). Terpenes are found in; herbs, flowers and fruits throughout nature
Just like THC and CBD, terpenes bind to receptors in our brain – which is what leads to the various effects that users feel. It is also thought that terpenes can help to enhance the effects of the THC and CBD, which is known as ‘the entourage effect’. The list below highlights some of the effects that the more common terpenes have be known to offer.
There are many ways in which terpenes can be used, some of which are explained in our terpene mixing guide. If you would like to find out how to make your own vape liquid using your own essential oils / concentrates – then please see our terpene mixing guide.
The Entourage Effect
Terpenes have been known to enhance a high, which is referred to as ‘the entourage effect’.
Please ensure that you have read our terpene safety page – before using our products.