I’m sure by now you what CBD can do and some of the solvents that it is made up of but what about the other components that make up CBD known as terpenes.
Terpenes are basically what give oils their color and scents which can be found in a variety of plants. These can also be known as the building blocks because they can produce certain medical properties that will help to fight bacteria and other fungi that may make us sick and can cause us bodily harm.
Major examples of plants that contain high terpenes are mint and basil because of how strong their aromas are. Cannabis is also filled with terpenes and can contain over 200 different types. Below can be listed of some types of terpenes and what they can do for us.
- BCP(beta-caryophyllene)is known to activate the CB2 receptor in the endocannabinoid system and it can not be psychoactive whatsoever. It can also be easily used as a food additive.
- Alpha-pinene is the most known for the influence of aromas for plants. Like rosemary and sage. They contain natural bronchodilator and expectorant to support better mental energy and acts as a topical antiseptic.
- Myrcene is used as an antidepressant, and also helps those in pain because it also helps to act as an anti-inflammatory top relieve those who are suffering. It can help to relax you and can be found in many food items such as lemons, and also non food such as menthol and a certain varieties of marijuana.
Terpenes and hemp oil
Terpenes in hemp have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties. In Hemp plants the tepes are low and do not have a strong flavor or smell. When trying to extract all 120 terpenes from hemp plants it can be tricky and depending on the method certain types of oil can contain certain types of terpes that others do not. With low concentration levels terpes there may be times when the cannabinoids will have no smell or taste. The amounts will have be high enough to be noticed.