Description of the Main Terpenes Contained in
Our Pure & Natural Hemp Essential Oils
Caryophyllene is a spicy terpene. It is the only terpene known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (CB2). Caryophyllene has analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, antioxidant, anxiolitic, analgesic, and neuroprotective effects.
Humulene contributes to the "hoppy" aroma of cannabis. Humulene has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anorectic (appetite suppressant) effects.
Limonene has a strong citrus odor and flavor and aids in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes. It is a dominant terpene in strains that have a pronounced sativa effect. It has antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anxiolytic, immunostimulant effects and reduces gastroesophageal reflux.
Myrcene is the smallest terpene but the most prevalent terpene found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene dictates whether a strain will have an indica or sativa effect. It is capable of changing the cellular membrane permeability, so as to allow the absorbtion of more canabinoids by the brain. The distinction between indica and sativa is believed to be based on the level of myrcene. The more myrcene, the heavier the effect, hence the more indica than sativa the strain. Myrcene has earthy, fruity notes and analgesic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative/anti-mutagenic, antipsychotic, and antispasmodic effects.
Ocimenes are used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. In nature this terpene acts as part of the plants defenses and possesses antifungal properties.
Pinene is the most common naturally occurring terpenoid in nature and is responsible for the pine taste in many popular strains. Pinene is a broncho-dilator and has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-prolifertive, and anti-oxidant effects.
Selina-3, 7 (11)-diene
The properties of Selina-3, 7 (11)-diene are still being explored. So far, it has been used in various antimicrobial studies in essential oil testing and has shown promise with inhibiting microbial growth.
Terpinolene has smoky or woody notes. Terpinolene is a sedative and also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative, and antioxidant effects.
All our products containing terpenes (yet no significant amount of CBD) are all our Qanaromatix Oils & RollOns (Hemp; Lavender; Lime; and Damask Rose) our Syrup of Syrups, our Syrup Electuary, our O. Oil, our Hydrolates and our Fragrant Waters.