The Scent Molecules in Cannabis and Their Medical Value
Do you know what’s in common for marijuana and hops – the plant giving the beer its favorite flavor?
One substance called humulene. It can be found in both of these plants and has been proven to be very useful in suppressing inflammation, pain, and bacterial infections.
Humulene is a terpene, an organic compound found in many other plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are consistent with essential oils which is why they found their use in medicine and aromatherapy.
There are more than a 100 different terpenes in marijuana, and besides their healing features, they are very well known for providing cannabis strains their unique smell.
Some of them have antiparasitic and antifungal effects, others help broken bones heal faster, and some are even being used in cosmetics. With their rising popularity, the researchers started studying them more thoroughly, surprising us with new daily discoveries about this powerful molecules.
Cannabis connoisseurs are familiar with the fact that 15 terpenes are most often found in cannabis strains. The interactive guide to marijuana terpenes below covers all the necessary information about these critical chemicals, so feel free to check it out.
by Helena miles