Rare cannabinoids: terpenes
What is the relationship between terpene and CBD?
Terpenes, as one of the main rare cannabis elements in CBD, continue to receive attention in 2021. What is terpene? In this issue, we will take a step closer to understanding and discussing the world of terpenes and CBD.
What is terpene?
Terpene is a kind of hydrocarbon produced by plants, insects and animals, which will emit a strong smell. Maybe terpenes sound a little strange. In fact, terpenes are very common in our life. For example, perfume, detergent, aromatic essential oil, etc. are all made of terpenes. More importantly, terpenes are odors produced by natural plants. It is more used in essential oils to make them emit unique smell and more recognizable.
What are the uses of terpenes?
Cannabis terpenes are natural compounds, which can be found in the flower buds of cannabis plants. Hydrocarbons are an important key factor causing cannabis smell. Hydrocarbons can play a self healing role in cannabis plants. Terpene combined with CBD is beneficial to the treatment of anxiety, pain and inflammation, and plays an anti-inflammatory and sedative role. Up to now, more than 200 different terpenes have been found in cannabis plants. Each terpene has different and unique functions.
What kinds of terpenes are there
1. bay tree
Laurel is the most common plant containing terpenes. Laurel itself will produce a unique smell, including earthy, turf and light pungent, which will produce a strong smell. Although the content of laurel terpene is small, it combines with CBD to produce strong sedative effect on human body. Is a very good antibacterial and analgesic terpene.
All natural plant spices contain the shadow of linalool. For example, common lavender and chamomile contain linalool. The combination of linalool and CBD has a soothing effect on the nerves of the human body, which is conducive to helping sleep and anti anxiety.
Pinene terpenes are mostly found in pine needles and citrus fruits, and a small amount in industrial hemp. Pinene is more used to treat inflammation in traditional Chinese medicine, and has the best anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Lemon terpenes are mostly found in the peel of citrus, while industrial hemp contains a small amount. Its smell is slightly sour, with more lime, orange and lemon. CBD combined with limonene has antifungal properties, which can improve mood and inhibit anxiety.
Humonene is commonly found in plants such as clove, basil and coriander. It combines with CBD to fight inflammation and improve dyspepsia
Caryophyllene is one of the most valuable terpenes. Caryophyllene exists naturally in cloves, black pepper and cinnamon, and emits a unique smell. It can bring a unique "spice taste" and wood aroma to CBD hemp strains. The special feature of this terpene is that it can interact with the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), which can alleviate human pain.
7. terpene olene
Terpenoids are found in industrial hemp and have a woody and smoky taste. It is commonly found in rosemary and sage. It has antibacterial, sedative and antioxidant properties.
Connection between terpene and CBD
Terpenes, as carbon and hydrogen in natural plants, are oxidized to form hydrocarbons.
The structure of terpene hydrocarbons is different from that of other terpenoids. Terpene hydrocarbons mostly exist in fresh and living ways. When you smell the smell of cannabis plant, it is the smell of terpene hydrocarbons secreted in resin glands. When CBD is combined with terpene hydrocarbons, it can better intuitively smell the unique smell emitted, which has beneficial effects on the human body, such as calming the mind, helping sleep and soothing the nerves, so as to better play the beneficial role of CBD on the human body.
Differences between terpenes and terpenoids
These terms are usually used interchangeably, but they are not the same.
Terpenes are naturally occurring carbon and hydrogen, while terpenoids are terpenes that are altered by oxidation.
For example, terpenes are cones and terpenoids are ice cream. The molecular structures of terpenes and terpenoids are different. Terpenes are more active than terpenoids. When you smell the hemp plant, you smell terpenes secreted by resin glands. However, when hemp is dried, terpenoids are formed. These two processes will eventually change the way these molecules transform and work. Terpenes can increase, decrease or change the duration and intensity of action of specific cannabis varieties by affecting the taste and odor of buds.
What is the follower effect?
In short, the accompanying effect includes the synergistic interaction between terpenes and cannabinoids in the human body. These aromatic compounds enhance and contribute to the way CBD works in the human system.
Accompanying effect: that is, some cannabinoid compounds can work together better or in different ways than when used alone. Therefore, if we put CBD and terpenes together, the accompanying effect may bring better results to people.
Terpenes may change the way CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors and enhance their beneficial effects. Different hemp strains can provide different effects. Therefore, cannabinoid ratio and terpene play an important role here. The science behind the accompanying effect is still on the way to understanding.
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