Myrcene: Myrcene is the most common terpene in cannabis plants. It is highest in concentration in Indica strains. Myrcene is mostly used as a sedative but is also used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial and antimutagenic. It can also inhibit peptic and gastric ulcers. Myrcene is a good sedative and can relieve pain. Myrcene is also found in musk, cloves, citrus and other herbs.
Limonene: Limonene is a terpene that is formed from another terpene called Pinene. It promotes a general uplift in mood and attitude. Limonene helps with the absorption of other terpenes. It is a powerful antidepressant and anti-anxiety terpene. It can also help with acid reflux and promotes weight loss. Other uses of Limonene areas an antifungal, antibacterial and anticarcinogen. It is currently being used in clinical trials as a treatment for breast cancer. It is found naturally in juniper, peppermint, citrus, lemons and oranges.
Linalool: linalool is most commonly used for nervousness and anxiety. It is also effective as an anti-epileptic, anticonvulsive, sedative, pain relief and anticarcinogen. It is also effective as an anti- insomnia agent and is found naturally in lavender and citrus fruits.
Beta-Caryophyllene: Caryophyllene is most effective in pain relief. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can also act as an antioxidant. It has been found effective as treatment for muscle spasms and insomnia as well. It is also known to be used for glial cancer and leukemia. It naturally occurs in pepper and other spices.
Alpha-Pinene: Pinene is thought of as the “stem” terpene. As with stem cells it reacts with chemicals to form other terpenes. It is an effective antiseptic but is primarily used as an expectorant and bronchodilator. It has anti-inflammatory effects and is known to increase memory and concentration. It is also known to boost energy levels in the body. It naturally occurs in pine needles and other conifers and is used in Chinese medicine as an anticarcinogen.
Humulene: Humulene is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is used for pain relief and inflammation. It is also believed to have antitumoric qualities and may reduce tumor size. It also has anorectic or appetite suppressive qualities and is used in Chinese medicine for weight loss .It is found naturally in coriander.
Although the FDA has not evaluated any of this information and terpenes are not meant to necessarily represent a cure for any condition natural healers and animals have known their benefits for centuries. New information from research is leading to a better understanding of their effects on the human body. Please consult your physician before starting any treatment or therapy.
STRAIN PROMINENT TERPENES EFFECTS
Blueberry OG Myrcene, Humulene and Anti- inflammatory, pain, sedative
Indica Beta caryophyllene anti carcinogen
Pineapple Express Beta caryophyllene, Myrcene Anti-inflammatory, relieves chronic
Sativa Limonene. Pain, Noropathy, antidepressant.
Sour Diesel Beta caryophyllene, Myrcene anti-inflammatory, chronic pain,
Sativa Hybrid Limonene, Humulene calms muscle spasms, antidepressant
Strawberry AK Myrcene,Alpha Pinene Sedative, anti-inflammatory, sleep aid
Indica Linalool. Helps with psychosis and anxiety,
Boosts immune system.