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True terpenes

True Terpenes are natural compounds found in different herbs like chamomile, mint, and how not, the medicinal cannabis.

Terpenes together with Cannabinoids (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) making a big Bazz, scientists have begun to show a growing interest in their research.

The understanding of natural true terpenes opens up new levels of research on the effects of marijuana or cannabis, which translates into new research opportunities for growers and seed banks.

Smoking true terpenes in herbal cigarettes and herbal smoking blends became a popular thing thanks to its medicinal properties.

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What Are True Terpenes?

True Terpenes are biomolecules made up of multiples of the isoprene unit (also known as isoprenoids\terpenoid) and can be linear, cyclic, or both.

When terpenes are modified with specific reactions that lead to the formation of functional groups that have atoms other than carbon, such as hydroxyl groups, carbonyls, or that have nitrogen, are called terpenes.

Natural True Terpenes are produced by several plants, especially conifers, and are the main ingredients of essential oils and resins, mixtures of substances that give each flower or plant a very characteristic smell.

Plants produce terpene molecules in their resin, for the purpose of deterring predators and attracting the attention of pollinators.

Aromatherapy uses natural true terpenes for the therapeutic goal of regulating temperament, solving sleep problems, improving overall health, and much more.

Terpenoid v.s Terpenes 

Terpenes and terpenoids are terms used interchangeably.

The only difference between true terpenes and terpenoids is that true terpenes are considered organic hydrocarbons.

Terpenoids have additional atoms that have experienced oxidation. This happens when cannabis has been cured and dried.

You can think of terpenes as “wet”, while terpenoids are “dried out”.

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How Do They (Terpenes) Work?

Cannabis true terpenes are formed from the very same glands that make up THC and CBD.

Some studies reveal that there is a synergy between true terpenes and cannabinoids.

The first ones conform to the same cannabis receptors that we have in the brain, and that alter the chemical effect that they produce on our body.

However, not all cannabis terpenes work similarly.

Some influence the brain and produce a calm mood, while others have the converse effect, like raising our energy levels and mood.

Did you know that consuming a ripe mango a while before smoking enhances the psychoactive and relying effects?

The theory is that mango has myrcene, a terpene that you can find only in certain fruits. Myrcene works in synergy with THC and alters its effect.

So what for true terpenes used for?

Each individual terpene is associated with unique effects.

Smoking Terpenes as linalool and bisabolol promote relaxation and stress-relief while smoking other terpenes promote focus and acuity.

Smoking Limonene, for example, elevates mood.

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The Most Common Cannabis Terpenes 

Different classes of natural true terpenes can be found in marijuana (maybe more than a hundred); however, their concentrations are of greater significance than their number.

For example, when comparing an orange with a lemon. Both the fruits contain a similar kind of true terpene called limonene but in a distinct concentration.

A little variation in the portion is sufficient to make an orange smell different from a lemon.

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1. Myrcene True Terpenes

Myrcene Terpenes is one of the most common species of cannabis terpenes and is part of the most aromatic oils of different varieties of cannabis.

You can also find myrcene true terpenes in other plants, like hops. Some compare the aroma of myrcene with that of the clove.

Myrcene Terpenes has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and analgesic properties. 

Smoking Myrcene Terpenes

Smoking Myrcene terpenes gives a relaxing effect that makes it beneficial for stress or muscle spasms.

Smoking Mycrene in synergy with other terpenes, potentiating CBD as an analgesic. Smoking Myrcene Terpenes also increases insulin secretion by stimulating glucose.

2. Limonene Terpenes

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Smoking Limonene Terpenes

Research has indicated that limonene may also function as an anticancer agent and prevent the growth of tumors.

In addition, by smoking limonene terpenes, it can pass the blood-brain barrier with ease and increases concentration and attention.

Some herbal smoking blends also contain limonene, in that way they help to reduce anxiety and depression.

Limonene is also a natural repellent for insects; an aromatic true terpene that many plants use to defend against predators and insects.

Haze varieties are a potential source of this kind of true terpenes.

3. Linalool Terpenes

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Smoking Linalool Terpenes

Smoking Linalool terpenes has sedative and anxiolytic effects. It can provide a local analgesic effect at the same level as lidocaine and menthol and its effectiveness to treat distinct types of cancer is being investigated.

Smoking Linalool terpenes before night time can help you to have a better and peaceful sleep.


4. Caryophyllene True Terpenes

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Caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory and analgesic substances. It has the ability to activate the cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2).

Smoking Caryophyllene

Smoking Caryophyllene may give an effective release for toothache and it contains anti-fungal properties.

Beta-caryophyllene is also a defense weapon of plants; plants produce these true terpenes to attract the predators of herbivorous insects.

The oxide of caryophyllene is an insecticide and fungicide. 

5. Pinene Terpenes

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Smoking Pinene Terpenes 

Smoking Pinene terpenes can provide an anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic effect, it functioning similarly to myrcene.

Pinene true terpenes also a bronchodilator, increasing the absorption of cannabinoids through the lungs. It acts as an expectorant and local antiseptic.

Alpha-pinene is an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase, thus limiting the adverse effects on short-term memory.

Smoking Pinene Terpenes also stimulates energy and improves concentration. 

6. Nerolidol Terpenes

Nerolidol Terpenes can be found in citronella, ginger, and niaouli. It has an earthy, woody smell reminiscent of tree bark.

Smoking Neridol Terpenes

Nerolidol is used as a flavoring ingredient and in perfumery. It has anti-fungal properties and is effective against malaria.

Smoking Nerolidol Terpenes can provide soothing and sedative properties.

7.Borneol Terpenes

Borneol terpenes are abundant in rosemary and have a fresh and mentholated camphor aroma. Chinese acupuncture has used borneol for millennia.

Smoking Borneol Terpenes

Smoking Borneol is may be used for fatigue and stress.

The natural function of this true terpenes has been to protect the cannabis plant from pests and predators, but it also harbors powerful healing qualities to alleviate pain and to fight cancer and fibrosis.

By smoking Borneol Terpenes you inhale one of the chemical compounds that help to potentiate the psychoactive effect of marijuana, acting in turn as an anti-coagulant to prevent cerebrovascular accidents

8. Eucalyptol True Terpenes

Eucalyptol is a true terpene present in the effective oil of eucalyptus. It has a very fresh mint aroma.

Smoking Eucalyptol Terpenes

Eucalyptol Terpenes have analgesic properties and smoking Eucalyptol terpenes helps to sharpen concentration.


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