Terpenes are fragrant oils secreted from the resin gland along side cannabinoids. They are responsible for the flavor, fragrance, and color of the hemp plant. Terpenes not only dictate these attributes of the plant, they also modify its efficacy, which scientists refer to as the entourage effect. This means that the terpenes therapeutic benefit of the plant is magnified so the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than just the individual plants parts.
Isn’t that great news??
Limonene, is an aromatic terpene produced in the resin glands of the flower.
You will also find Limonene in many everyday items like fruit rinds, cosmetics and cleaning products. Limonene has a history in medicine, so it should come as no surprise that the limonene found in hemp plants offers therapeutic benefits as well. Here are some benefits of studies held:
- Elevated mood
- Stress relief
- Antifungal properties
- Antibacterial properties
- May help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux
- Improves absorption of other terpenes by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract
So remember, terpenes matter.