Hope you’re doing well. The first in our series to bring interesting in meaningful content, in the form of marijuana knowledge, is about Terpenes.
In our attempt to distil the info that we’ve found and keep it simple we’re going to focus on two questions. What are Terpenes? and What are they good for?
So what the hell are Terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic molecules that evaporate easily and emit a pleasant and distinctive smell and are responsible for the flavorings and fragrances of cannabis.
Various researchers have emphasized the pharmacological importance of terpenes, or terpenoids, which form the basis of aromatherapy, a popular holistic healing modality.
Marijuana’s compelling fragrances and flavors are determined by the predominant terpenes in the strain.
Why do they exist?
The strong odors from the terpenes protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores.
Are Terpenes good for you?
Terpenoids increase blood flow, enhance cortical activity, and kill respiratory pathogens, including MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that in recent years has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Americans.
Terpenes “could produce synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections.”
The Entourage Effect
Terpenoids and flavonoids found in high-quality marijuana are believed to play a big role in boosting the therapeutic effect. This is consistent with the whole plant ideology.
Hey, we tried to keep it simple. Hopefully, this article can be a starting point to better understanding terpenes and marijuana. Do you have any questions or anything to add?
Stay High and Prosper!
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