You know how some CBD Flower just smells so beautiful, tastes so scrumptious and puts you in the zone? Well, you can thank those magical molecules called terpenes, found in the hemp plant, that give it its distinct aroma and flavor. Let’s explore what exactly CBD Flower terpenes are, their benefits and their different effects.
Terpenes, The Aromatic Molecules
Terpenes, in the hemp plant, are aromatic oils that are secreted from the same glands that produce cannabinoids, like CBD and THC. Terpenes are found throughout nature, in almost all plants, trees and herbs and are the main source of the elements of essential oils.
In the plant itself, terpenes serve the function of repelling predators, attracting pollinators and provide protection from bacteria and other environmental threats.
The hemp plant has over 100 aromatic terpenes and every strain expresses a unique terpene composition and type. Many environmental factors, including, climate, weather, soil and fertilizers influence the hemp plant’s development of terpenes. This differentiation of terpenes, although often subtle, in various strains of CBD flower contributes to the variations and differences of the effects and benefits that you experience.
The Most Common CBD Flower Terpenes
Myrcene: The most common terpene found in the broadest range of hemp strains. Myrcene has an earthy, dank, fruity scent with tropical fruit flavors and aromas.
Myrcene has sedative and relaxing properties that play a significant role in CBD Flower’s stress relieving and calming effects.
Alpha-Pinene: The most abundant terpene found throughout nature, delivers an earthy green, woodsy pine scent in CBD Flower. The benefits include, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and improved respiratory effects.
D-Limonene: Another terpene frequently found in hemp, delivers a citrus scent. It is known to contribute to anxiety and stress relief and mood elevation.
*The strain, Sour Space Candy, which is abundant in Myrcene, D-Limonene and Alpha-Pinene, gives you a cosmic blast with an earthy, sweet and sour, citrus-layered aroma and pungent flavor. This popular strain delivers an elevated mood, body ease, mental clarity and motivation!
Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent with spicy overtones and delivers pain relief, along with mood elevating, anti-inflammatory and sedative effects.
Caryophyllene: This spicy, peppery scented terpene is the only terpene known, so far, to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This interaction provides pain relief, anti-inflammatory, mood elevating and neuroprotective effects.
Humulene: This terpene has the distinct earthy, woody and spicy aroma that is found in hops. It also has pain relieving, anti-inflammatory. anti-bacterial and appetite suppressive effects.
* Hawaiian Haze CBD Hemp Flower is a classic favorite strain for many CBD Flower aficionados! Its top 3-terpene profile has Myrcene, Pinene and Caryophyllene, which deliver a citrus, sweet and sour taste and potent smell! This Haze brings you an uplifting, soothing feeling of energy along with body ease and mental clarity! Hawaiian Haze just might become your favorite CBD Flower strain to have on hand for easy breezy, elevated focus days!
CBD Flower is nature’s treasure trove of terpenes, that interact directly and non-directly with hemp flower’s cannabinoids and your body’s Endocannabinoid System to bring your mind, body and spirit into vibrant ease and balanced well being.