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5 Most Popular Terpenes Found in CBD Hemp Flowers & How They Work

We often get asked why a certain CBD hemp flower can make you feel more energized, whilst another one helps to promote sleep instead. The answer lies in the terpene profile found in each strain. 

Terpenes are organic compounds that give flowers, plants, and fruits their unique fragrances and are found in essential oils. In hemp flowers, terpenes also give the strains a distinct flavor and aromatic profile. From earthy and woody notes, to sweet berry-like flavors. 

Similar to how essential oils work, each terpene can affect your mind and body differently. For example limonene can make you more productive, whilst mycerene can make you more sleepy. That is why when you’re selecting a CBD hemp flower, it’s important to look for what terpenes are in the strain.

Myrcene 

Myrcene is also found in eucalyptus, basil, thyme, and hops. Its fragrance is described as earthy and woody with hints of spiciness and fruitiness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to combat anxiety. As an analgesic, hemp flowers with myrcene terpenes can be most effective in relieving aches and pains. When consumed in excess, myrcene can make you drowsy, which helps to aid sleep.  


Limonene

As the name suggests, limonene has a citrus-like aroma and is also found in lemons, limes, and oranges, giving it a sweet and fruity taste. It’s known for its mood-enhancing properties, which helps to relieve anxiety and sometimes used to assist with depression. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits to assist with ailments. 


Pinene
Has a pine-like aroma and is also found in basil, rosemary, and parsley. It’s the main terpene that is responsible for the smell of pine trees so it has a woody and forest-like aroma when smoked. Pinene is effective in improving cognitive functions such as memory and alertness. It’s a great terpene for work as it helps to boost focus and mental clarity. 


Linalool 

Linalool is the main compound that gives lavender its unique scent. It’s floral fragrance can taste a bit spicy and has a unique earthy aroma. This terpene is a powerful aid against sleep disorders and can also be a stress-reliever. We recommend to enjoy this terpene in the evenings to help combat stress and to promote a good night’s rest. 


Caryophyllene

This spicy terpene is commonly found in cloves, black pepper, and cinnamon. It is the only known terpene that can stimulate the body’s endocannabinoid system (CB2) to promote homeostasis, reduce pain sensations, and decrease inflammation. It’s a powerful pain reliever and also great for recovery after a strenuous workout


Terpenes have unique therapeutic benefits 

Terpenes are naturally found in nature and these aromatic oils give the distinct smell, taste and even color of the cannabis plant. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and each one has its own unique properties and health benefits. Loot hemp flowers not only are rich with CBD, but also have selected terpene profiles to assist in how you want to feel.