Let's Talk about Terpenes!

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If you regularly consume CBD or cannabis products, you’ve likely heard of terpenes before, but did you know that these natural compounds do more than just affect the taste and smell of cannabis?  Terpenes are natural compounds that can be found in both plants and animals, and have a slew of different beneficial properties, including medicinal properties!  In fact, The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that, “Cannabis is one of the most common sources for the medicinal terpene.”  There are over 100 different terpenes that can be found in cannabis, and each has its own unique benefits.  Below is a list of some of the most commonly found terpenes in cannabis, and their benefits.


Linalool

  • Mix of floral & spicy smell/taste
  • Also commonly found in lavender
  • Relieves anxiety & pain
  • Combats insomnia
  • Popular strains include; Amnesia Haze, ChemDawg, Skywalker OG, and L.A. Confidential


Myrcene

  • Mix of earthy & citrus smell/taste
  • Also commonly found in mango, thyme, lemongrass, & hops
  • Soothing & relaxing effect
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Popular strains include; White Widow, Blue Dream, AK-47, & OG Kush


Limonene 

  • Sweet citrus smell/taste
  • Also commonly found in peppermint & fruit rinds
  • Anti-Carcinogen 
  • Aids gastrointestinal complications
  • Uplifts mood
  • Popular strains include; The White, Wedding Cake, Do-Si-Dos, and Tahoe OG.


Pinene 

  • Mix of piney & sweet smell/taste
  • Also commonly found in pine needles, dill, parsley, rosemary, & basil
  • Natural anti-inflammatory 
  • Aids alertness & memory retention
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Popular strains include; Jack Herrer, Purple Punch, Mimosa, & Cherry Pie


 At Zenbarn Farms, we want only the best for our customers, so we’ve crafted a new line of tinctures enriched with a variety of beneficial terpenes.  Each of our five new tinctures is enriched with botanically derived terpenes, targeted for a specific effect with each tincture.  Visit our “Tinctures” page to get yours today!

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