Terpenes… What are they?

Terpenes… What are they?

Terpenes are fragrant essential oils secreted in varying concentrations in different cannabis strains alongside cannabinoids like CBG and CBD. These compounds are what create cannabis varieties with distinctive aromas and flavors such as berry, pine, pineapple and diesel. With recent studies we are seeing these terpenes may do way more than we could have ever imagined

Are terpenes in Vera Products?

Yes! We can’t emphasize enough how important we feel terpenes are – this is why all our salves are full-spectrum. We want you to reap the benefits of terpenes! Here’s a complete list of all the terpenes we have in our salves. Today we are going to go over a few key ones that are on that list.

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Why are terpenes important?

Terpenes have been proven to have many health benefits. There are currently over 200 known types of these amazing little compounds. For the sake of your time I’m going to run through some studied benefits of just a handful of these terpenes:

  1. Bisabolol.

Bisabolol (which is also in Chamomile) was only recently isolated from plants in the twentieth century. Since then, studies have proven it to be an incredibly beneficial compound – especially when used in body care products like moisturizer, lotion, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, cosmetics, facial cleanser, and lipstick. Here’s an example of its amazing powers:

  • Acts as an anti-irritant, protecting the skin from everyday damage
  • Stimulates and promotes the skin’s healing process
  • Improves the appearance of damaged skin by moisturizing and helping to restore suppleness
  • Prevents signs of aging with antioxidant benefits
  • Shown to be a pro-apoptopic agent for acute leukemia cells. (Meaning a series of biochemical events leads to the death of the cancer cells)

Pretty amazing terpene, right??

  1. Myrcene is the smallest but most prevalent terpene that is found in most cannabis and hemp strains. What are the Myrcene benefits:
  • Helps relieve pain)
  • Antibacterial
  • Helps reduce blood sugar
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids with sleep
  • Helps reduce tumor cell growth
  • Suppresses muscle spasms

WOW!!

  1. Humulene

Humulene naturally occurs in clove, basil, hops, and cannabis sativa. It carries a subtle earthy, woody aroma with spicy herbal notes you might recognize in some of your favorite strains. Though cannabis is commonly associated with appetite stimulation, humulene is known to suppress hunger.

  • Helps relieve pain
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps inhibit tumor cell growth

Thanks for taking the time for reading our first blog!! Tune in weekly for more information and to see what we are up to. Please feel free to contact us about any thoughts, questions, or concerns. Until next time, cheers to healthy living and keep on keeping on.

– Vera Herbals Team