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Terpenes and The Entourage Effect

Oct 28, 2022
The 21 carbon molecules found only in Cannabis are odorless. The plant’s terpenes are the essential oils of the cannabis plant that create fragrance. The odor of a given plant depends on which “terpenoids” predominate. Terpenoids (and cannabinoids) live in the plant’s glandular trichomes. Over 200 terpenoids have been identified but the most common are include limonene, myrcene, alpha-pinene, and linalool. It’s well-established the interaction between the cannabinoids (THC, CBC, etc.) and terpenoids have therapeutic effects including pain and anxiety reduction and can abate symptoms of addiction, epilepsy, cancer fungal and bacterial infections, and more.
The interaction of cannabis’ cannabinoids and terpenes is called the “entourage effect.” Leading research documents the beneficial effects of both cannabinoids THC, CBD, CBC, THCV, CBDV, CBG and CBN and cannabis terpenoids (Limonene, α-Pinene, Myrcene, Linalool, β-Caryophyllene, “Very seldom is the biological activity of the active constituent assayed together with inactive ‘entourage’ compounds.” Caryophyllene Oxide, Nerolidol, and Phytol.) These effects augment and improve each other.
We believe this interaction exists only in the “whole plant,” rather than in its chemically synthesized components. By taking advantage of the entire, natural plant, you can experience the full healing powers of this marvelous plant!
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