An image of hemp flowers growing on the plant.

August 19

0 comments

The Basics Of Plant Terpenes: An Exploration Into Natural Wellness

By Harrison Payton

August 19, 2021


Plant Terpenes, CBD, And Natural Wellness

Terpenes are chemicals that give plants their scent and flavor. They also may have medicinal properties, acting as both anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agents. Terpenes can be found in many plants like mint, hops, lavender, thyme, and CBD (hemp), to name a few. This blog post will explore the basics of terpenes in CBD and beyond, so you know what they are and how each terpene is different. In addition, it will discuss how terpenes affect natural wellness by altering your cannabidiol experience.

An image of a hemp plant with purple leaves.
There is an abundance of terpenes found in the hemp plant, each with differing effects.

What Are Terpenes in CBD?

Terpenes are what give individual hemp plants their unique taste and smell. A terpene is a hydrocarbon molecule found in the essential oils of many types of plants, and they have been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for all sorts of ailments. Today terpenes are being researched for their potential to be therapeutic on human beings. This is thanks to the discovery that our bodies produce endocannabinoids that act upon the same receptors that CBD and their attached hemp terpenes do. Let’s look at a few of the common terpenes found and CBD and how each one may affect our bodies.

Related Article: What are Terpenes, and Why do They Matter?

Anxiety Reducing And Sedating

Myrcene – This terpene has a sedating and anxiety-reducing effect. It is the most prevalent terpene in cannabis plants, with concentrations of up to 70% found in certain strains.

Nerolidol – This terpene can be found in lavender and is also often used as a potent sleep aid.

Caryophyllene –  This terpene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to reduce the swelling of joints or muscles. It is also an effective pain reliever that may help manage anxiety and depression.

Energizing And Uplifting

Pinene – This terpene is commonly found in the plant rosemary and other plants with pine-like scents. It may provide a boost to memory and energy, but if you’re using CBD for sleep, then this terpene should be avoided.

Limonene – This terpene is best known for its ability to reduce anxiety and depression. It also has a stimulating effect that may help with mental clarity, focus, energy levels, and mood. The best of both worlds!

Valencene –  This terpene is best known for its ability to raise your spirits and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

How Do Terpenes Affect Your CBD And Natural Wellness Experience?

As we mentioned above, terpenes are what give individual hemp plants their unique taste and scent. They also have medicinal properties, acting as both anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agents. Terpenes can be found in many plants like mint, hops, lavender, and thyme. In addition, terpenes with pine-like scents may provide a boost to energy.

Some terpenes will help reduce anxiety, while others promote feelings of calmness or alertness. With so much variation between terpenes, it is important that we know how these compounds work for us when taking CBD in order to get the most from our experience!

Danu Provides Pure Broad-spectrum CBD

We’ve looked at some terpenes that are commonly found in cannabis plants, CBD terpenes included. Danu provides pure broad-spectrum CBD that gives you a well-rounded experience without the added chemicals, toxins, or any THC. If you’d like to shop our Tinctures, Topicals, and CBD Gummies, all loaded with terpenes, be sure to check out our CBD store here!

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

We'll send you tips, articles and recipes to help you be the healthiest you can be.

>
%d bloggers like this: