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Terpenes and the Cannabis Industry’s Obsession with Them

You’ve probably encountered terpenes if you’ve ever inhaled the scent of a particularly aromatic plant like lavender. Terpenes are fragrant chemicals that give plants like cannabis, pine, lavender, and oranges their characteristic perfume.

However, these vital compounds are used for more than only producing the aroma of hemp and other plants. Terpenes have a protective role for the plant and may potentially have some health benefits for humans.

Terpenes are a type of molecule found in plants.
Terpenes are aromatic chemical compounds found in hemp and other plants that attach to receptors in the human body and provide a number of health advantages. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavour of some hemp-derived CBD products, such as our Original Formula, and interact with cannabinoids to alter their effects.

Hemp-derived terpenes are generated inside cannabis trichomes, and the spectrum and intensity of light exposure have a direct impact on their relative existence. Hemp plants’ terpene profiles differ, influencing their distinct scent characteristics. Because of their unique blend of terpenes, different hemp plants emit different fragrances.

Terpenes are produced by plants for a variety of reasons.
Terpenes are used by some plants to attract pollinators and repel predators such as insects and foraging animals. Terpenes also have a defensive function, aiding the plant’s recovery from damage and acting as part of the plant’s immune system to keep hazardous pathogens at bay.

Terpenes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with its own scent profile and function. The following are some of the most frequent terpenes identified in hemp plants:

Caryophyllene is a terpene present in hemp, as well as hops, cloves, and rosemary. It has a herbal scent that is typical of these plants.
Humulene (alpha) is the most abundant terpene in hops. It’s also found in sage, clove, basil, black pepper, and ginseng, and has a distinct “hoppy” scent.
Limonene is most typically found in citrus fruits, where it gives them their distinctive scent.
Linalool is present in rosewood, bergamot, coriander, rose, jasmine, and lavender, among other things. It has a nice floral scent and is frequently used in soaps and perfumes.
Myrcene– This compound is most generally linked with the “earthy” odour that most hemp plants emit.
Ocimene – Has a distinct, pleasant, herbal odour. Mint, mangoes, basil, and orchids are among the many plant species.
Pinene– Pinene is a compound that is found in pine trees and other conifers, and it is also responsible for the “piney” aroma of some hemp plants.
Terpinolene is present in plants that have a nice scent, such as rosemary, conifers, lilacs, and apples. It has a light herbal-citrus scent.
alpha Bisabolol was discovered in various aromatic plants such as Eremanthus erythropappus, Smyrniopsis aucheri, Vanillosmopsis species, and Salvia runcinata, and was originally isolated from Matricaria chamomilla (Asteraceae) in the twentieth century.

Are Charlotte’s WebTM Hemp Extracts All the Same?
Each batch of hemp extract has its own phtyo-chemical fingerprint, which contains distinct cannabinoid and terpene combinations. With our hemp extracts, we strive for repeatability and consistency so that the user experience today is the same as it will be a year from now.

Charlotte’s WebTM Original Formula has a distinct cannabinoid and terpene composition that contributes to its distinct user experience and benefits. It’s useful to know that beta-Caryophyllene, alpha Bisabolol, and alpha-Humulene are the top three terpenes in our Original Formula.

Terpenes’ Advantages

So, what are the human benefits of terpenes? Terpenes have been proven to work with the ECS, as well as the immunological, neurological, and gastrointestinal systems*. Terpenes also aid in the production of desirable effects when combined with other cannabis compounds. This phenomenon is known as the entourage effect, and it’s one of the reasons why aromatic chemicals have become such a hot topic in cannabis study. Remember how to clean your grinder to get all the terpene’s available.

Terpenes may provide a variety of health benefits, but much of the study to yet has been conducted on animals and in laboratories. To fully comprehend the significance of terpene in health, more research is required.

The following are some of the terpenes’ possible benefits that should be investigated:

Scientists have classified beta-caryophyllene as both a cannabinoid and a terpene because, unlike other terpenes, it acts like a cannabinoid and activates endogenous cannabinoid receptors directly. Hemp has a lot of beta-caryophyllene. It has a wide range of possible therapeutic effects, the majority of which are based on its influence on inflammation.* Preliminary study suggests that alpha – Humulene may be an efficient anti-inflammatory.
Limonene is the second most abundant terpene in nature, and it’s employed in a number of things like cleaning supplies and scents. According to preliminary study, it may have a synergistic impact with CBD in reducing occasional anxiety and improving overall mood.
Linalool may have sedative and anticonvulsant effects. In lab trials, it has also been reported to suppress the growth of fungus.
The most common terpene in cannabis is myrcene. It has a powerful sedative effect and may also be an excellent anti-inflammatory. Myrcene may help reduce cartilage breakdown, according to a 2015 study in cell-culture models, and its benefits on osteoarthritis should be investigated further.
Ocimene has anti-inflammatory activities and may also contain antiviral and antifungal properties.
Pinene has anti-inflammatory effects as well. It has been proven to interact with GABA receptors, which may help with relaxation.* Bisabolol is widely used as an anti-inflammatory agent. Analgesic and antibacterial activities are among the pharmacological features of this molecule.
Charlotte’s Web & Terpenes
Charlotte’s WebTM hemp extract contains phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other naturally occurring compounds. It’s designed to support a sense of calm so you can focus on your work, recover from exercise-induced inflammation, and get a good night’s sleep*.

Look at our full-spectrum CBD products if you want a premium hemp-derived CBD product with terpenes.

* The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these assertions. This item is not meant to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.