Here's Why You're Seeing Terpenes on Labeling


Every year there’s a new industry buzzword, and 2017 was the year of the terpene. Put simply, terpenes are the scent molecules that plants and other organisms use to attract pollinators or repel herbivores. So why are terpenes so important? When it comes to cannabis, terpenes are a vital aspect of the plant’s chemotype, or each plant’s unique chemical profile. Terpenes are the essential oil building blocks of resins, and are thus crucial to a given strain’s unique flavor, aroma, and effects.

Cannabis can express at least 120 different terpenes. Let’s look at a few... Eucalpytol, which is also found in rosemary and eucalyptus, has a minty yet spicy aroma and is valued as a pain-reliever. Limonene is a pungent citrus terpene that is known for its relaxing and mood-elevating qualities, as well as its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Linalool is a mellowing terpene that brings delicate hints of citrus and flowers. Myrcene, which is also found in parsley and hops, has sedative properties and is used for reducing inflammation. Meanwhile, the ever- popular Pinene delivers the common “piney” flavor and a feeling of alertness.

But terpenes are subject to debate. Detractors point out that many terpene-related health benefits have not been scientifically proven, while terpene enthusiasts tout powerful results, claiming that the terpene Delta-3-Carene can combat a runny nose or that Beta-Caryophyllene is a potent anti-inflammatory. So how much of this is hype? It’s hard to say. Here at Fweedom, we say...if it smells good, let’s smoke it!

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