WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
What’s good for the plant might be good for your body too.
One of the better known classifications of terpenes in the cannabis plant are monoterpenes. They are the smallest of terpenes and are commonly known to be the main component of essential oils. Monoterpenes have also been evaluated as showing strong antiviral activity based on studies, one of many properties that the body may be able to benefit from.
If there’s one resource that can come in handy for learning even more about the benefits of terpenes, a terpenes chart is an excellent place to start. A terpene chart breaks down the terpene profile, in other words the benefits, effects, and aromas of some of the most common terpenes found in nature. These includes: Limonene, Humulene, Pinene, Linalool, Caryophyllene and Myrcene.
Let’s use humulene as an example. According to a terpenes chart, you’ll learn that the terpene profile of humulene consists of its ability to provide anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anticancer properties to the body. While each type of terpene in any given plant has their own unique properties and benefits, a terpene chart can help you determine which speaks to what your body needs.
These, and dozens of other terpenes, also occur naturally in hemp, and it’s widely believed that, of all plants, hemp has the highest concentration of terpenes.