Terpenes are found in many flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They are what give plants like lavender and oranges their respective scents and flavors. Did you know they are also responsible for the smell of your bud? There are over 200 terpenes found in the hemp plant alone.
Terpenes add beautiful flavor to infusions, and they also promote a stronger effect in CBD. We use terpenes in our CBD blends to enhance the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Terpenes are suggested to work alongside cannabinoids in the body to produce stronger effects, including reduced inflammation and lessened anxiety. This interaction is similar to using a full-spectrum CBD wherein minor and major cannabinoids empower each other.
One commonly used terpene is Menthol, which is used in chest rub, cough drops, and icy hot, among many other products! You’ll find this terpene in many of our topical CBD products, like our CBDFREEZE and our Dragon Balm.
Another commonly used, but less familiar sounding terpene is Limonene. This is used to create a lemon-like aroma or flavor in products like chewing gum and soda. You can find Limonene in our Positive Energy Gummy.
More common terpenes
Found in mangoes and basil, Myrcene has a sedative effect. It is the most abundant terpene in the cannabis plant.
This lemony terpene comes from the peels of citrus. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-carcinogenic. Limonene provides an anxiolytic and energizing effect.
An anti-inflammatory and pain reducing terpene, commonly found in black pepper. Studies show that this terpene has antioxidant properties.
Also an anxiolytic, Linalool can help with symptoms of anxiety and stress. It can be found most commonly in lavender and roses.
Full-spectrum CBD already contains terpenes, and further incorporating terpenes into our CBD products calls for an ultra relaxing and relieving experience. Pain relieving effects are amplified, stress can be more effectively reduced, and insomnia can be treated with the use of terpenes. Take a look at some of our terpene infused blends to see how we use them here at Green Dr. CBD! Use code: BLOG15 for 15% off.