The Cannabis Terpene GuIDE




Aroma: Pine

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



Aroma: Floral

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.



Aroma: Citrus

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

More to come…