Have you ever felt the energizing effects of citrus scents? That’s because of the terpene limonene. What about the calming effects of lavender? It is used to help people relax and fall asleep because of the linalool terpene. Terpenes can affect your mood, physical state, and feelings of relief. The more you experiment with various terpene profiles, the more you’ll begin to recognize the characteristics that come along with them.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the naturally occurring hydrocarbons responsible for the smell and taste of most plants. They’re particularly good for infusing scents and flavors into various products and can influence one’s overall experience, but even more amazingly, they have a variety of potential health benefits. Depending on which terpenes you use, you might notice an elevated mood, improved focus, or even a sense of relaxation.
These therapeutic chemical compounds have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine, and their medicinal properties have been validated by Western medicine in clinical trials time and time again.
Most Common Terpenes
To date, researchers have identified hundreds of different terpenes. Below is a list of the five most common types of terpenes.
Myrcene occurs naturally in cloves, lemongrass, thyme, and hops. It was shown to have sedative properties in a 2002 study that suggests it could help insomnia. This same study found that it has motor relaxant properties as well. This terpene has also shown antinociceptive properties that may make it potentially helpful in treating pain.
To no surprise, this mango-like terpene is usually associated with deep sedation. In fact, a recent trial out of the Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza suggested myrcene has natural sedative and muscle relaxant properties.
Limonene has an uplifting citrus scent. Limonene has anti-inflammatory properties that could help cope with certain gastrointestinal conditions. It may be a valuable treatment for reducing stress, potentially resulting in mood elevation for some patients. Limonene is often found in everyday cleaning and cosmetic products but occurs naturally in citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges.
Humulene is found in abundance in hops. It is also present in sage, cloves, ginseng, and basil. It has been shown to have specific antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties, but more research is needed to understand its potential medical application in humans.
This terpene has a delicate, floral aroma and is found in hundreds of different plants. Linalool is most dominant in lavender, birch, cinnamon, and coriander. For centuries, lavender has been considered an herbal remedy for sleep disorders. Recent studies have demonstrated that it can be used in alleviating symptoms related to anxiety and depression. Additionally, Linalool may have the potential as an analgesic as well.
Pinene’s fresh pine tree aroma sends your imagination into a deep forest. It has specific anti-inflammatory effects, and some studies have shown that it could be used as a bronchodilator which helps explain why breathing in the mountain air is so refreshing. It may also have gastroprotection properties that can aid in treating some gastrointestinal conditions. Pinene is most common in pine needles, sage, basil, and rosemary.
How Terpenes Can Personalize Your Experience
As mentioned above, terpenes have plenty of beneficial properties to help one’s overall state of being. By having a basic understanding of them, you can truly personalize your experience by choosing specific terpene profiles to achieve your desired effect. BUDMASTER offers a wide variety of terpene profiles to make your experience as ideal as possible.
Noticeable mango flavors give this profile a mild sweet body, together with a delicate pine and citrus finish. Its most dominant terpenes are Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, and Humulene. This terpene profile is excellent for stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s a great choice if you are looking for a mood booster.
Jack’s terpene profile is a deep fruity flavor enhanced by subtle skunk and piney higher notes. The primary terpenes in this profile are terpinolene, beta-caryophyllene, ocimene, myrcene, and limonene. Jack is perfect for you if you are looking for uplifting and energizing effects that will increase your focus.
The citrus heritage is the most evident in this profile due to its refreshing tangerine aroma. The primary terpenes in this blend are myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, alpha-pinene, humulene, and beta-pinene. Tangie offers uplifting effects with a slight hint of relaxation to give you all the motivation without any anxiety.
Super Lemon Haze has a typical haze note related to a dominant monoterpene named ‘Terpinolene,’ balanced by a light and mildly acidic body of citrus and lemon flavors. In this profile, you can find large amounts of terpinolene, ocimene, limonene, myrcene, and beta-caryophyllene. As a result, the effects are uniquely energetic and lively.
This blend has a strong character and sweet body, enhanced by distinct skunky and lemon peel notes. Myrcene, alpha-pinene, limonene, terpinolene, and beta-caryophyllene are its most dominant terpenes. This profile offers elevated creativity through its energizing effects while potentially aiding in stress relief and appetite loss.
Terpenes are a holistic way to control your mood and behavior. From potential anti-inflammatory effects to possible chronic pain relief, the terpenes world may offer various therapeutic properties. One of the best ways to try out the different profiles is with a variety pack. These compounds define the flavor and aroma of our favorite plant but may also alter the high we experience from cannabis. Learn how to use terpenes by experimenting with different terpene profiles.