The Cannabis Terpene GuIDE
According to a 2014 study, alpha-pinene administrated to patients showed a positive improvement of asthma. Another study suggested that this terpene may have anti-inflammatory effects. A study from 2010 states that a presence of α-pinene may be of potential interest for the management of inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
Possible Effects: Alertness, memory retention, may counteract THC effects
Found in: Pine needles, rosemary, basil parsley, dill
Aroma: Spicy, peppery, clove-like
Possible Medical Value: This 2013 study highlighted that phytocannabinoids—especially CBD—when taken orally with caryophyllene may help treat chronic pain.
Possible Effects: Stress relief, anti-inflammatory
Found in: Cinnamon, cloves and black pepper
This Phytomedicine study speaks to when linalool is administered topically, it was shown to inhibit the growth of candida and inhibit the spread of fungal cells and infections by blocking cell growth.
Possible Effects: Elevated mood, sedative.
Found in: Lavender
Aroma: Wood, earthy, hops
A 2009 study found that alpha-Humulene, given either orally or by aerosol, exhibited marked anti-inflammatory properties.
Possible Effects: Hunger suppression
Found in: Cilantro, cloves, and basil
Aroma: Musky, herbal, cardamom, cloves, earthy
This 2014 study showed that myrcene had strong antioxidant and radical scavenging properties. Another study found that myrcene presented sedative as well as motor relaxant effects, and recommended it be a suitable treatment for insomnia. Additionally, another study from the British Journal of Pharmacology also revealed that myrcene may act as a potential muscle relaxant.
Possible Effects: relaxing and calming effect
Found in: Lemongrass, mango, thyme and hops.
Research from this 2014 published in the Medical Chemistry Journal, showed that limonene may hold anti-inflammatory properties.
Possible Effects: Elevated mood, sedative
Found in: fruit rinds, peppermint, juniper berries and rosemary