Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that give the smell to many plants and herbs, such as rosemary, lavender, spices & play a vital role in plants. Alternatively in therapies like aromatherapy, terpenes offer some health benefits to the human body.
Most terpenes are bioactive, which means they affect our bodies. But the effect will vary on the amount of terpene present and the way is used.
Terpenes form the basis of many essential oils because they produce vibrant smells.
Inhaling the scents from some plants and essential oils may affect a person’s mood and stress levels. It Is widely believed that terpenes will either enhance or alter the effects of using cannabis in the body.
Jack Herer was a Cannabis/Hemp activist & book author.
Some of his books: The Emperor wears no clothes & G.R.A.S.S (Great Revolutionary American Standard System), plus some published articles.
Bedrocan is a medicinal cannabis strain cultivated from Bedrocan Nederland, Bedrocan Canada, and the Bedrocan Czech Republic. It was first introduced in 2003 and is dispensed through pharmacies after the prescription from a physician.
Dominant terpenes on Jack Herer
Monoterpene Terpinolene has antifungal & antibacterial properties.
In a study back in 2005, most of us have experienced after swimming pools or gym showers. Plus, its fresh aroma makes it a common additive in body cleaning products.
Another terpinolene research is looking for potency to reduce the risks of heart diseases in combination with nutrient supplements.
Additionally, another emerging research is looking if terpinolene can inhibit the growth of carcinogenic cells.
Caryophyllene’s molecular structure bind to CB2 receptors, like CBD, does but is no “high” while its anti-inflammatory & pain-relieving properties running all over our body.
Not to forget Caryophyllene’s benefits in addiction, or the study “Beta-caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid”.
Ocimene is a volatile pheromone important for the social regulation of honeybee colonies. This love of honeybees towards rich in ocimene plants put in thoughts US law enforcement agencies back in 2015 to detect illicit drugs & replace sniffer dogs.
Potential Antiviral Activity
A 2008 Chemistry & Biodiversity report found that ocimene was among the main constituents of the oils which were examined in vitro for their inhibitory effect against SARS-CoV. A coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, and the herpes simplex virus.
Ocimene helps treatment on diabetes symptoms.
Pinene’s most potential effects and benefits studied most on its anti-inflammatory, bronchodiasteltic, antianxiety, and pain-relieving properties.
In a few words, terpenes and their potential benefits are magical!