Terpenes are found in the essential oils of plants, especially in flowers. These small organic compounds are what contribute to the flavors, aromas, and even the color of the flowers. Essential oils are key components that are commonly used for fragrances and even medicinal purposes. Aromatherapy also uses essential oils to elicit healing responses in the body.
In 2011, a report was published by Dr. Ethan Russo in the British Journal of Pharmacology. The report relayed information pertaining to the benefits and therapeutic attributes of several terpenoids. This included several of the aromatic compounds that are commonly found in popular strains of cannabis. A few of the most prominent are:
- Alpha-pinene – Also known as essential pine oil, alpha-pinene is commonly found in cannabis and is considered the most common of all terpenes within the plant world. It has benefits as a bronchodilator, memory enhancer, and promotes alertness.
- Myrcene – Myrcene is also commonly found in cannabis and acts as a sedative, hypnotic, pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxant.
- Limonene – Along with being found in cannabis, limonene is also a major terpene in citrus fruits. It is capable of dissolving gallstones, improving a person’s mood, and relieving gastrointestinal issues like acid reflux and heartburn. It also has many different cancer-fighting effects.
In Dr. Russo’s report, he claims that terpenes offer specific effects that are therapeutic in nature and that may offer benefits when found in cannabis-based extracts that are used for medicinal purposes.
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The goal of any cannabis extraction process is to retain as many of the terpenes as possible. This enhances the medicinal effects, as well as both the aroma and flavor of the extract.
We use the most efficient extraction methods possible to commercially extract oils from both cannabis and hemp sources. This allows us to collect terpenes, CBD, and THC compounds that can be effectively used for medicinal purposes. All of our extraction methods are fully certified and deemed to be safe and effective at producing superior quality products.
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