15 Cannabis Terpenes With Interesting Properties

Smell, taste, touche, flavor

Terpenes are the organic compounds naturally present in cannabis and various other plants. They're responsible for the smell and flavor of the plants, but they also have interesting medicinal properties such as the ones you'll find below. So here are 15 terpenes found in cannabis, and the effect they have on the body.


15 Cannabis Terpenes Worth Mentioning

Myrcene

  • Also found in: mango, hops, eucalyptus, thyme, lemongrass
  • Properties: antibiotic, sedative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory
  • Cannabis strains high in myrcene: El Niño, White Widow (Sensi Seeds // Seedsman // My Weed Seeds)...

Linalool


α-Pinene


Limonene


Humulene

  • Also found in: hops, clove, basil, coriander...
  • Properties: appetite suppressant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer
  • Cannabis strains high in humulene: Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, Skywalker OG...

Borneol

  • Also found in: cinnamon, wormwood
  • Properties: anti-coagulative, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-fibrosis, anti-nociceptive, antidepressant
  • Cannabis strains high in borneol: Skywalker OG, Kosher Kush, Lemon Haze...

Ocimene

  • Also found in: mint, mango, hops, pepper, lavender, parsley
  • Properties: antifungal, anti-candida, anti-inflammatory
  • Cannabis strains high in ocimene: Chernobyl, OG Kush (Seedsman // My Weed Seeds), Space Queen...

Terpinolene


Terpineol


β-Caryophyllene


Geraniol

  • Also found in: geranium, lemongrass, rose
  • Properties: neuroprotective, insecticide
  • Cannabis strains high in geraniol: Amnesia Haze (Seedsman // My Weed Seeds), Lavender, Afghani...

Phellandrene

  • Also found in: eucalyptus, cinnamon, garlic, lavender
  • Properties: antidepressant, antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
  • Cannabis strains high in phellandrene: G13, Alaskan Ice, Kali MistVortex...

Valencene


Sabinene

  • Also found: holm oak, Norway spruce
  • Properties: antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, helps digestion, arthritis, skin conditions
  • Cannabis strains high in sabinene: Apollo 13, Black Domina (Sensi Seeds // Seedsman), Lemon Diesel...

Nerolidol


More on terpenes

→ Terpenes on Wikipedia

 

Cannabis Strains Dictionary

 

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