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The Lesser-Known Health Benefits of Terpenes

January 9, 2019
The Lesser-Known Health Benefits of Terpenes

Why terpenes should be utilized like their phytocannabinoid cousins.

When we think of the medicinal value found inside the cannabis plant, we often think of the value of THC or CBD.

For the layperson, they may be the only two cannabis-derived compounds that they know. However, there are hundreds of compounds found within Cannabis plants, and many of them have medicinal properties.

While those who are familiar with terpenes associate them with flavors and tastes, it’s a little-known fact that terpenes play a significant role in delivering Cannabis’ medicinal value.

For years, researchers have suggested more research into terpenes and their medicinal properties. While it’s been difficult to study them since cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug, there has been some interesting research into how they may help.

Let’s take a close look at some of the intricacies of terpenes.

Most importantly, terpenes are found in plants all over the world, not just cannabis. From pinene-heavy evergreen trees to limonene-laced citrus plant to myrcene-generating geraniums, the terpenes in cannabis are also found in other plants.

Interesting, the role of terpenes in plants is not to provide health benefits to humans. In fact, terpenes play an important role in the survival of plants by:

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