Germacrene

Germacrene is a terpene found in many plant species, but it is not used for fragrances or flavoring agents. When ingested in large quantities, germacrene can be dangerous. Natural sources of germacrene include bergamot, caraway seed, bay leaf, chicory root, clary sage oil, etc. Certain types of insects are attracted to the aroma of germacrene. […]

Pinene

Pinene is one of the most researched cannabis terpenes to date. Pinene comes in two varieties: Alpha-Pinene and Beta-Pinene. Alpha-Pinene carries the scent of pine tree and rosemary. Beta-This terpene is responsible for the scent of dill, hops, basil and parsley. Alpha-Pinene is the most commonly referenced terpene that is found in cannabis. Fun Fact […]

Farnesene

Farnesene is a unique terpene. This terpene is commonly found in the skins of various fruits such as apples, grapes, grapefruit and more. Farnesene is commonly found in nutmeg, turmeric, ylang-ylang basil, hops and many more. Unlike other terpenes, farnesene is a less common terpene in cannabis. The aroma is compared to the scent of […]

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is a less commonly known terpene but still has a plethora of potential benefits. Also known as α-Bisabolol and is commonly found in the chamomile plant and cannabis. It can also be found in the candeia tree which is a native plant found in the country of Brazil. Though its scent is mild when […]

Nerolidol

Nerolidol is a less common terpene but still plays a vital role in cannabis. Sometimes Nerolidol is referred to as penetrol, peruviol, or trans-nerolidol. This terpene can be commonly found in citronelle, lavender, jasmine, lemongrass, tea tree oil, neroli and oranges. The scent of Nerolidol is described as a fruity and woody aroma that is […]

Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is commonly produced in the eucalyptus plant and can be found in various plants throughout the world. These plants include sage, mint, rosemary , tea tree oil and more. Known for its “cooling” effect, eucalyptus is used in many balms and lotions. Scientists have found many potential medical benefits that eucalyptol can provide. Its […]

Myrcene

Of all the terpenes, Myrcene is one of the most commonly occurring terpenes in cannabis. Myrcene is also found in mangoes, lemongrass, hops and thyme. Myrcene has an earthy, clove-like aroma and is believed to promote relaxing effects. Myrcene also produces a unique flavour palette and can give cannabis strains those spicy, musky, and fruity […]

Selina-3,7(11)-diene

Selina-3,7(11)-diene is the essential oil found commonly in hops, which is found in many alcoholic beverages. It is also found in celery seeds and liverwort.(1) It is known for its woody and herbal aromas. This is often referred to as the “unknown” terpene as there is little data and research done. Selina-3,7(11)-diene is often found […]

Limonene

Limonene is the second most popular terpene and commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits. This terpene is known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties and its possibility to help treat anxiety and depression.(1) As its name suggests, the aroma of Limonene is that of citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and more. […]

Linalool

Linalool is known for its floral yet spicy aroma. This is a common terpene found in over 200 plants. Linalool is commonly found in mint, rosebud, birch tree and many herbs/spices. This terpene is very abundant in nature and is known for its potential “calming” effect. Along with food and beverages, Linalool is also added […]

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