CBD Terpenes and Their Benefits

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Full spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil contain a wide range of chemical compounds including cannabinoids, flavonoids and phytonutrients such as terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in all types of products and produce the characteristic send associated with each of them. There are about 200 different types of Cannabis terpenes found in different strains and species. Interestingly producing the scent is not the only role played by the terpenes. They protect the plant and interact with our body at the molecular level. They can bind to the receptors of our brain and influence the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Here are some of the most common and important cannabis found in the Canvas plant.



Limonene

Limonene is a healthy terpene that has incredible antioxidant antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.  It can also help in relieving the symptoms of stress and depression. Limonene is identified by a citrus scent.

Alpha-pinene

Alpha-pinene is the most common terpene in the world which is also found in Pine trees, basil, and rosemary. It is a perfect anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety compound that can also help in pain relief and aids in retaining memory.

Myrcene

Myrcene is the most common type found in the commercial Cannabis produced nowadays. It produces a musky scent and produces excellent antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. It also possesses sedating effects that are quite helpful for patients suffering from chronic health issues such as cancer.

Linalool

Linalool is another common terpene found in cannabis that produces the characteristic scent of lavender and chamomile.  Most CBD topical is produced with full-spectrum CBD oil rich in linalool because of its pleasant smell.  It can also be used as a sleep aid as it is an exceptional anti-anxiety agent.

Caryophyllene

It is a promising terpene that is also found in cloves and black pepper.  Interestingly caryophyllene can interact with the human endocannabinoid system just like the cannabinoids and help it perform optimally to maintain overall stability and balance.  It is popular for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

The entourage effect

full spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil contains different types of cannabinoids and wearing combination of these terpenes.  All this chemical compounds of work together in synergy to produce positive effects on a body that is also known as the entourage effect.  Many people prefer full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD oil because of its wide range of health benefits in which terpenes  play a key role.