LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers of cannabis products are fast discovering what scientists in-the-know have understood for some time. Terpenes, the compounds in cannabis that account for its wide variety of smells and tastes have an even more important role, unlocking the true medicinal qualities of the plant.
There are over 10,000 known terpenes found in flowers, plants and fruits, some of which interact with human and animal endocannabinoid systems and can influence neurotransmitters in the brain.
Think Linalool, a terpene found in lavender which has a calming effect when inhaled, and, Limonene, the terpene found in citrus, which is associated with mood-elevation. The terpene Beta-Caryophyllene, found in basil, black pepper has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety benefits. All these terpenes, and many more, are found in cannabis.
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