Terpenes - a term being thrown around a lot lately, especially in conjunction with CBD. Terpenes are aromatic metabolites, and they are responsible for the fragrance of every plant found growing on Earth, over 100 of them are found within the hemp plant. There are many different strains of hemp, so each strain will provide a different spectrum of terpenes.
Some of the most common terpenes are found in familiar items! Here are a few examples of more well-known terpenes and their benefits:
Linalool is a terpene found in lavender. Linalool is said to be beneficial for pain relief, and anxiety.
Myrcene can be found in hops and is said to have a sedative effect.
A-pinene can be found in coniferous trees, such as the pine. It has been reported that A-pinene can aid in memory function, and has shown anti-inflammatory properties.
Interested in exploring terpenes? Terpene distillates offered at Buddha’s Bazaar are 100% PURE terpenes, extracted from fruits and plants, not from hemp. Due to the potency, adding just 1-3 drops to CBD oil goes a long way. Much like an essential oil – 'YOU ONLY NEED A TINY BIT', too much can be dangerous! A shop favorite is “Super Lemon Haze”. Super Lemon Haze is ideal for daily use and promotes an upbeat and uplifting vibe. “Strawberry AK” by Green Roads is another go-to choice at Buddha’s Bazaar due to its lovely flavor and soothing effect.
Terpenes are in their infancy as far as clinical or scientific research is concerned. The above mentioned is only anecdotal evidence, with so many different factors to consider, it is best to first speak with a healthcare provider to see if terpenes or essential oils are safe to explore and try. As it is recommended with CBD, keep an open mind to see which terpenes may help with personal goals.
What an exciting time to be alive! There is so much to learn from nature, and the many benefits being explored within these terpenes could prove exceptional. A long journey remains ahead in terms of studies and research. Different plants providing different terpenes, providing different moods, or remedies this is certainly an interesting subject to consider!
*The views and opinions within this article are my own, & do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Buddha’s Bazaar.*