As stated in my last blog, marijuana terpenes have been used for years in traditional medicine and aromatherapy. There are secondary terpenes in cannabis which is underlying substance that add depth and layers to all of the plant features. The strains in marijuana are divided into two categories which are indica or sativa. Indica is a strain that gives you a down feeling of relaxation, calmness, and will help with sleep. Sativa is a strain that gives you a good feeling. It can boost your energy and uplift your mood. Indica and sativa are based on the traits the plant has which includes taste and the effect it gives you.
Phellandrene has a rich history and was used in Chinese traditional medicine to relive digestive disorders. It is found in eucalyptus oil and has been used to treat fungal infections. Delta 8 carene has a cypress aroma. It is used to help promote healing and restore broken bones. It can help with your memory and used to help with treatment of Alzheimer’s. Alpha-bisabolol gives off a tropical aroma and has been used to treat bacterial infection on the skin. Eucalyptol is known for being minty. It has antibacterial and antifungal benefits. Pulegone is found in small amount but has a peppermint smell and is known to help with pain. Sabinene has antioxidant benefits and offers peppery/citrus/piney aroma. It has shown a promise for anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. Trans-nerolidol was studied and evidence has been found that it has a sedative, anti-anxiety, pain-relieving properties as well as insect repellent. Camphene is known for its strong aroma of fir needles. It has potential treatment of eczema and psoriasis which is a skin condition. When vitamin C is mixed with it, it becomes powerful. Borneol was studied and is known to have anticancer effects to it. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and pain reliever effects. Phytol is rare but has shown impressive potential health benefits. It may improve anxiety as well as pain and inflammation. Octanol can be used to help with tremors and neurological tremors. It is a rare terpene in cannabis and produces a floral aroma.
The list of terpenes go on and on. There are so many of them and they are all beneficial to us in many different ways. The aroma of terpenes are therapeutic due to the different smells of them. The way your body absorbs and uses them is the relief you get. It connects to the endocannabinoid system in your body. It sets your mood elevation as well as your stress level.
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