Main Types of Terpenes

Scientists have been researching to determine the chemical composition of marijuana. It has many chemicals, which gives it a sweet, sour or dank smell. In addition to this, these chemicals have different effects on the human body. The organic compounds that give marijuana its diversity are known as terpenes. They play a key role in influencing the smoker’s experience. There might be a significant variation in the terpenes ‘level from one grower to another. The profile of terpenes is determined through a lab test or a smell test. This article is going to discuss the various strain type terpenes and their effects.

Myrcene

This strain is known for its strong herbal smell. Its scent is almost similar to that of clove. This is the chemical responsible for a “couch-lock.” This is the feeling that makes someone helpless. Its other main effects include sedation and relaxation. Research has proven that almost all the cannabis strain contain this chemical. It is found in both pure hybrid and Indica strains including Himalayan Gold and White Widow.relaxation

Alpha-Pinene

Alpha-pinene smells like pine; it has a pine scent, which is similar to that found in rosemary and pine needles. It can either function on its own or react with other chemicals to produce different strains of terpenes such as limonene. This stain has powerful medical capabilities. It has potent anticancer properties which makes it an ideal option for the medical marijuana patients.

In addition to its strong scents and anticancer activity, this chemical is used as a bronchodilator. It is helpful for improving the flow of air to the lungs. Research has also proven that it is effective in combating short-term memory loss. Some of the cannabis species that have a high concentration of alpha-pinene are the popular hybrid earthly Dutch Treat and Blue Dream.

Limonene

It smells like lemon and citrus. It is known for offering several medicinal benefits such as stress relief and uplifting mood. In addition to its mental effects, limonene has potent antifungal effects. In fact, many people use it in fighting toenail fungus. It is also helpful in treating reflux and gastric acids. This terpene is mainly found in sativa strains such as Super lemon Haze or Jack Herer.limonene

Linalool

It has a floral scent like that of lan=vener. It is known for its relaxing and calming effects. Linalool is helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. It is also helpful in reducing inflammation of the lung and boosting the immune cells. Lung inflammation is a health condition that is very common with cigarette smokers.

 

Sandra Reyes