Understanding What Is A Terpene Chart
What Are Terpenes?
What is a terpene chart? And how do I read it? Let’s answer these questions.
Terpenes are a type of organic compound found in plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for the unique aromas and flavors of different strains of cannabis, as well as other plants. Terpenes are produced in the trichomes (small, hair-like structures) of the plant and are usually found in the same glands as cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD).
1. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants that give them their unique aromas, flavors, and properties.
2. Different cannabis strains have their own unique combination of terpenes that make them stand out from the rest.
3. There are over 200 known terpenes present in cannabis plants as well as other herbal sources.
4. The presence and combination of terpenes can create synergy and interact with one another to elicit specific effects when consumed.
5. Many studies suggest that certain terpene profiles can help enhance the medicinal benefits of cannabis when consumed in conjunction with cannabinoids like CBD or THC.
- What is the role of terpenes in cannabis?
Terpenes play a number of important roles in cannabis. In addition to contributing to the aroma and flavor of different strains, they also have various therapeutic properties. Some terpenes are thought to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-relieving), and anxiety-reducing effects, among others.
- What is a terpene chart?
A terpene chart is a visual representation of the different terpenes present in a particular strain of cannabis, as well as the relative concentrations of each terpene. Terpene charts are often used by consumers to help identify and choose strains of cannabis that have specific aromas, flavors, and potential therapeutic effects. Terpene charts are often used by consumers to help identify and choose strains of cannabis that have specific aromas, flavors, and potential therapeutic effects.
For example, a consumer who is looking for a strain of cannabis with a strong citrus aroma might look for a strain with a high concentration of the terpene limonene. Similarly, a consumer who is looking for a strain with anxiety-reducing properties might look for a strain with a high concentration of the terpene linalool. Terpene charts can be found on websites, in product descriptions, and on packaging for cannabis products. They are typically based on laboratory testing results, which can vary slightly due to factors such as the method of testing, the stage of plant growth, and the specific part of the plant that was tested.
- How are terpene charts used?
Terpene charts can be used in a number of ways. For example, they can help consumers identify strains of cannabis that have a particular flavor profile or therapeutic effect. They can also be used by growers and breeders to identify and select strains with specific terpene profiles for breeding purposes. In addition, terpene charts can be used by researchers to study the relationship between terpene profiles and the effects of different strains of cannabis.
Common primary terpenes such as Pinene, Humulene, Limonene and Myrcene are found in many plants and play an essential role in their smell and taste.
Pinene. This has a wonderful outdoorsy, earthy aroma and is used therapeutically as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and bronchial dilator.
Humulene. Humulene has a woodsy scent with medicinal uses as an appetite suppressant and an anti-inflammatory.
Limonene. Limonene’s bright citrus scent can reduce anxiety, depression and help with digestion. It is known for its ability to lift mood and reduce anxiety and depression, as well as for its use as a digestive aid.
Myrcene. Myrcenecreates overall body relaxation (known as “Couch Lock”) which can increase the brain’s absorption of cannabinoids for a sense of euphoria. Popular cannabis strains that contain these terpenes include Haze Berry, OG Kush, Blue Dream, Gelato, Atlantis, Sour Diesel, Wedding Cake Quantum Kush and Berry White.