What are the 6 Most Common Terpenes Found in Hemp?

What are the 6 Most Common Terpenes Found in Hemp?

Myrcene:

This terpene is most commonly associated with the scene of mangos. Myrcene is one of the most abundant terpenes found within a cannabis plant and is known for its calming and sedative effects. Alongside its fruity aroma it is also known to be identified as earthy and citrus like. This enticing terpene can also be found in many herbs such as lemongrass or thyme.


Myrcene has a proper vaporization temperature of 332℉


Linalool:

Reminiscent of more commonly known lavender, linalool is known for its fresh floral aroma profile. Much like myrcene, linalool is also known for its calming and sedative effects. Much as people use lavender essential oil as a relaxant and natural sleep aid, hemp strains with high amounts of linalool can provide similar effects.

Alongside its sedative effects, linalool has also been studied as a mood booster. This is largely due to the fact that it can be used as an anti-anxiety aid. With the reduction of stress and anxiety, it leaves consumers more able to function in a positive mood state.

Linalool has a proper vaporization temperature of 388℉

 

 

Alpha-Pinene:

Alpha-Pinene is known as one of the best energizing terpenes for both body and mind. This terpene has been studied for its effects on mood, specifically involving individuals with depression. Consumers have reported a sense of being reenergized which often helps to aid those feeling a lack of energy due to depression

Alpha-Pinene is easily identifiable based on its associated pine scene, often observed in pine trees. Other natural holders of this terpene include rosemary, dill, and basil.

 

Alpha-Pinene has a proper vaporization temperature of 311℉

 

Limonene:

One of the most easily recognizable terpenes, it isn’t a big surprise that the first thing that pops into people’s minds is citrus when they get a whiff of this potent terpene. This terpene can be commonly found within all citrus fruits such as limes, grapefruits, and lemons. Many have even caught faint scents sourcing from fresh batches of peppermint or juniper. 


Limonene is known as one of the best terpenes for individuals who struggle with fatigue. It is known to produce a boot of serotonin in the brain just by simply sniffing it. Limonene is also known for its anti-nausea properties, making it great for individuals going through heavy treatments such as chemotherapy.


Limonene has a proper vaporization temperature of 348℉ 


Humulene:

Humulene is known as the anti-everything (in a good way). This means it falls into the categories of being a strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. It is also known to hold potential as an affected autoimmune treatment.


Often easily identified by beer lovers, humulene is often associated with the malty smell of hops flowers, one of the main components in brewing most beers. Humulene has been found present in slightly citrusy herbs such as coriander.


Humulene has a proper vaporization temperature of 222℉ 

(One of the lowest temperatures compared to other terpenes, making it sensitive to heat degradation)

 

Beta-Caryophyllene:

Most commonly found in black pepper and cinnamon, this terpene is known for its spicy aroma paired with woody undertones.

Often associated with the restorative properties found in hot chili peppers, beta-caryophyllene is often praised for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Beta-caryophyllene is most often associated with a reduction in swelling associated with digestive diseases. This powerful anti-inflammatory can provide aid for consumers suffering from ailments such as IBS or GERDs.


Beta-Caryophyllene has proper vaporization temperature of 266℉ 

(Only slightly higher to the already heat sensitive Humulene, making this terpene vulnerable to heat degradation as well)

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