Welcome to our in-depth exploration of terpenes, the unsung heroes of the cannabis plant. At A Bong Shop we believe in sharing our knowledge, so today we are going to look into the fascinating world of terpenes. Discover the array of terpenes found in cannabis strains and how they work together to create unique profiles, captivating aromas, and varying effects.
The Science Behind Terpenes:
Terpenes are organic compounds found in the essential oils of many plants, including cannabis. These compounds are responsible for the distinctive smells and flavours associated with different strains. Terpenes not only contribute to the sensory experience but also interact with other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, to shape the overall effects of cannabis consumption.
Exploring Common Terpenes:
While the exact number of terpenes found in cannabis can vary, researchers have identified over 100 different terpenes in various cannabis strains, each with its own unique characteristics. From the citrusy and energising limonene to the relaxing and floral linalool, Other common ones are myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene. With each contributing to the plant's aroma and taste but also the therapeutic effects.
Effects and Benefits:
Terpenes don’t just contribute to the sensory experience; they also play a crucial role in the effects of cannabis.Terpenes work synergistically with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, enhancing their effects and creating what is known as the entourage effect. Studies into this phenomenon suggest that the combined presence of terpenes and cannabinoids produce a more potent and well-rounded experience whilst consuming cannabis.
Certain terpenes can enhance focus and creativity, while others promote relaxation and stress relief. By understanding the effects of terpenes, you can make more informed choices when selecting strains that align with your desired experience. See our in depth summary of the most common terps. What Terpenes do what?