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The Top 5 Cannabis Terpenes

A Subjective List

Terpenes? What is that?

Terpenes is a term common in the Cannabis Industry. When talking about Terpenes, most people tend to think about the flavor of the strain, which is true. To add to the flavor dialect, Terpenes are also thought to have medicinal properties. Experts, doctors, and researchers have found that of the over 120 different Terpenes identified in cannabis, there are 5 of them that are most effective for helping your body heal. Let's take a look at this list:


Beta-Myrcene is the most common Terpene found in Cannabis. The aroma of this Terpene has been described as Peppery, Spicy, or Balsamic. This Terpene can be found in plants such as Lemongrass, Bay Leaves, Mangos, Thyme, Eucalyptus, and even Hops! The primary role of this Terpene is to help ease pain and inflammation as well as relax muscles making it a fairly good alternative to heavy medications. Some of the strains with the Beta-Myrcene Terpene include; Grandaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, Blue

dream, and Mango Kush. If you are looking to relax those muscles after a hard day's work, or after hard workouts, Beta-Myrcene is a safe choice for you!


Limonene is thought to be the second-most common Terpene found in the Cannabis Industry. Limonene is predominantly found in Citrus Plants with an aroma featuring a lemony scent. You can find this Terpene in more than just Cannabis, such as Cosmetics and Cleaning Products. This Terpene has been identified to elevate mood, and relieve stress, as well as showing potential for anti-fungal and anti-bacterial use. It is also thought that Limonene helps fight tumors and helps relieve Depression and Anxiety! Some Strains that include Limonene are; Jack Herer, Durban Poison, Sour Diesel and MAC.


Pinene, or more commonly known in their variations; Alpha-Pinene and Beta-Pinene, has an aroma of Pine trees. Cannabis that smells of Pine trees, rest-assured, you have come across Pinene. Pinene is known to help with your respiratory system, aiding with ailments such as Asthma and Bronchitis. This Terpene can be mostly found in Rosemary, Basil, and Pine Trees. Some strains that carry Pinene include; Pineapple Express, Cherry Limeade, God's Gift, and Blueberry.


Caryophyllene is found in many different herbs and spices, including but not limited to Clove, Basil, Black Pepper and Oregano. This Terpene gives off an aroma as if you are taking a whiff of pepper. The main medicinal target for Caryophyllene is inflammation, nerve pain, inflammatory bowel diseases as well as the properties being anti-bacterial and anti-sceptic. Strains like Original Glue, Chemdog, Sour Diesel and Cookies&Cream have this Terpene equipped, so if you are looking to relieve some deep nervous pain or

IBS type symptoms, these strains will be the most helpful.


Linalool, which is commonly used in perfumes, is naturally found in common plants like Lavender, Basil, Mint, Cinnamon and Birch. This highly flavored Terpene is actually found in over 200 plants! Linalool is known for its sedative and antimicrobial properties, known to help with Anxiety and Depression, and mainly used to help reduce epileptic convulsions and make SSRI Antidepressants much more effective. This Terpene can be found in the strains; Do-Si-Dos, Lavender

Kush, Kosher Kush, and Grandaddy Purple.

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