Terpenes in cannabis are providing an array of health benefits

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The cannabis ingredients offer different advantages for better health

Terpenes are organic aromatic hydrocarbons that can be found in thousands of plants worldwide. They are part of the families of alcohols, alkenes, esters, and ethers, among others. If these compounds are known, it is mainly because they are responsible for the smell and taste of plants. In the case of cannabis, terpenes offer great properties that are ideal for taking human health to the next level.

Cannabis contains an incredible number of terpenes that have therapeutic benefits for the human body. The smell and taste of cannabis and many other products depend on the presence and proportion of the different terpenes found in aromatic plants.

In addition, they have therapeutic effects that enhance and complement the effect of cannabinoids. In general, terpenes play an important role in the treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, and bacterial and fungal infections. For example, Myrcene is the most concentrated terpene in the cannabis plant.

Myrcene is well known for its medicinal properties in the treatment of general pain and inflammation. Mixed with THC, it has relaxing analgesic effects on a mental and physical level and can be used against psychological fatigue as well as muscular fatigue.

Then there is the second most abundant terpene in cannabis, limonene. With its lemony smell, limonene is an antidepressant, anxiolytic, immunostimulant, antitumor, and antibacterial.

Limonenes act together with phytocannabinoids: THC-A, CBD-A, CBC-A, CBC, and CBG, among others. As limonenes help dissolve oils and other lipids, they are used for weight reduction, gastric reflux, and heartburn, among other conditions.

And finally, there is pinene. It is responsible for the odor of plants such as pine and fir. It is known to be a bronchodilator, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. For thousands of years, rosemary and sage (which contain a high concentration of pinene) have been used in traditional medicine to improve memory. This characteristic may counteract some of the effects of THC.