Terpenes (terpenoids) are widely used for their aromatic qualities and play a significant role in traditional medicine and herbal remedies. A commonly known example is beta-carotene that our body uses to make vitamin A. They also appear to be helpful with, among others, sleeping, appetite, and boosting the immune system.
Many plants naturally produce terpenes as protection against predators and to attract pollinators. The hemp plant also makes many different kinds of natural terpenoids (often abbreviated to terps).
Each variety of cannabis makes different amounts of terps and in varying combinations. As a result, they determine the unique smell and taste of each type of plant.
We know that terps do not get you high. But we also know plants with the same amounts of THC and CBD can have different effects on the body. They even can taste differently. Terpenoids not only give each cannabis variety its unique aroma, but researchers believe that they also work together with the cannabinoids to determine its unique effect.
You can add cannabis terpenes to oils, concentrates, e-liquids, and resins.
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