Terpene Highlights

Linalool

I love terpenes and one of my favourites is called LINALOOL.

Linalool is found in abundance in Lavender. It is the reason Lavender smells like Lavender.

Linalool is a big part of the essential oil of the plant. It is found in over 200 plants on earth. This terpene creates sedative, relaxed and calm effects, it has anti-anxiety properties to it. Think of the smell in a Lavender field or a bottle of Lavender essential oil.

Guess what? Linalool is also found in Cannabis! 🌱

According to Leafly.ca (see attached article)

These are your highest strains with the terpene Linalool. #leafly

*Lavender

*Cotton Candy Kush

*Double Dream

*Phantom OG Kush

*Charlotte's Web - High CBD option here🙌

There are also so many ways to enjoy this terpene! You can infuse your cannabis to make topicals, edibles or tincture. You can also use a dry herb vape and the relaxing effects are sometimes felt immediately! This terpene in Cannabis is often used in the evening to help unwind after a hard day and is showing great promise in helping with sleep! 

***always consult your doctor or pharmacist and never drive high! ***this is not meant as medical treatment or advice, but simply EDUCATION - so that you can be informed when and if deciding to use Medical Cannabis or when choosing a strain intentionally to treat something very specific.

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Limonene

This terpene is responsible for that uplifting citrus scent.  It is found in abundance in orange peels and is part of the essential oil of the citrus fruit family.  Limonene is also found in Juniper, Rosemary and Peppermint.  It absorbs very efficiently into the skin. Limonene is used in flavouring candies and other food products showing a strong lemon scent.  The cleaning isle is a grocery store often smells of limonene. 

Limonene is the most common terpene in nature.

***TIP 1 - Buy organic oranges, wash them, peel them.  Eat the fruit or freeze for smoothies. Dehydrate the orange peels.  Add the dehydrated orange peels to your loose leaf tea, or make an orange tea.  From my home chef hat to yours! Dried orange peels pair well with green tea! Yum


Guess what?

Limonene is also found in Cannabis!

Limonene as a terpene in Cannabis offers some serious stress busting relief!

According to leafly.ca Limonene in Cannabis helps:

*stimulate appetite
*elevated mood
*decrease anxiety
*has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties
*helps to reduce inflammation
*anti-depressant qualities

Limonene from Cannabis has been studied for it’s possible anti-cancer effects.  Scientists are still investigating this compound in Cannabis and its therapeutic effects.  In the future, we will know so much more about this terpene and it’s therapeutic effects.  Limonene works really well as a topical.   If you are making your own topicals at home, you may want to experiment with a strain high in Limonene.

Some strains high in Limonene are:
*Banana OG
*Purple Hindu Kush
*Quantum Kush
*Dancehall***balanced CBD

*Super Lemon Haze
*White Fire OG
*Tangie
*Jack Herer

Personally, I like limonene in a daytime strain as it helps me get going.  However, keep in mind it works differently for everyone.

Cannabis has over 110 therapeutic compounds in it and scientists are still finding more on a regular basis.  It's a very exciting time for Cannabis research.

***Cautions: The kiddos are home.  Be careful with your Cannabis medicine. Lock it up and keep everything labelled well. As, always, start low and go slow when trying a new strain or if you are trying Cannabis for the first time.

 

Pinene

Can you imagine yourself walking into a pine forest? Taking the beauty all in.  

When you breathe deeply while walking in this forest, that scent that you are inhaling is Pinene.

Pinene is a terpene that actually comes in two types: 

  • alpha, which smells like pine needles and is abundantly found in nature

  •  beta, which smells like rosemary, basil, dill, or parsley. 

Pinene is also found in conifer trees, citrus peels, and turpentine. Pinene is a powerful bronchodilator, which helps improve airflow to lungs, making it a good option for those struggling with asthma. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and local antiseptic and has been used by cultures around the world for its healing properties for thousands of years. 

Guess What? Pinene is found in Cannabis!

In fact, it is highly researched and in Cannabis, pinene is proving to have some anti-cancer effects. Pinene easily crosses the blood-brain barrier improving memory and alertness. It helps with short term memory loss and is being recommended for some Alzheimer patients.  Those suffering from Auto-immune disease, find this terpene in Cannabis very helpful. It’s even said that pinene counters memory loss associated with THC. 

According to my research, pinene in Cannabis aids:


*Improved memory and focus/acuity

*Improved alertness

*bronchodilator

*antiseptic

*anti-inflammatory

*uplifting

*energising


Some strains high in Pinene:


*Blue Dream

*Penelope ***balanced CBD

*Mango Haze ***balanced CBD

*OG Kush

*Trainwreck

*Chemdawg

*Strawberry cough

*Jack Herer

*LA Confidential




Personally, I like Pinene in a strain when I need to concentrate and really learn.  I love it for reading and watching documentariess. This terpene helps my chemo brain DRAMATICALLY and it helps me get going.  However, keep in mind it works differently for everyone.


Cannabis has over 110 therapeutic compounds in it and scientists are still finding more on a regular basis.  It's a very exciting time for Cannabis research.


***My Cautions: The kiddos are home.  Be careful with your Cannabis medicine. Lock it up and keep everything labelled well. As, always, start low and go slow when trying a new strain or if you are trying Cannabis for the first time. This is not medical advice.  Always check in with your Doctor and Pharmacist when using plant medicine.


As always, I am here for you.  Medical Cannabis Consults are available virtually or join one of my FREE seminars!.  Reach out with your questions anytime.

 

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