Understanding Terpenes

Understanding Terpenes: Delta 3 Carene

Understanding Terpenes: Delta 3 Carene Welcome to Strainprint Technologies’ Understanding Terpenes Series, an ongoing collection of science- and research-based articles regarding the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of hundreds of wellness components from the cannabis plant.   Terpenes are the special molecules responsible for the sometimes pungent aroma of mature female cannabis plants and post-harvest loose-leaf flower. […]

Geraniol

Understanding Terpenes: Geraniol

Understanding Terpenes: Geraniol Welcome to Strainprint Technologies’ Understanding Terpenes Series, an ongoing collection of science- and research-based articles regarding the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of hundreds of wellness components from the cannabis plant. Terpenesare the special molecules responsible for the sometimes pungent aroma of mature female cannabis plants and post-harvest loose-leaf flower. These organic compounds […]

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and the Entourage Effect: A Brief Primer

Cannabinoids, Terpenes, & Entourage Effect: A Brief Primer This brief analysis and comparison of the phytomolecules called cannabinoids and terpenes that are derived from the cannabis herb serves as one of the precursors to Strainprint’s Understanding Terpenes Series. Other supplemental articles for the Understanding Terpenes Series that serve as instructional prerequisites include: Understanding Terpenes  Understanding […]

Bisabolol

Understanding Terpenes: Bisabolol 

Understanding Terpenes: Bisabolol  Bisabolol, also called a-bisabolol and levomenol, is a terpene that is known for delivering a fresh floral aroma that sometimes includes a sweet hint of citrus or spice. Discovered and first isolated in 1951, it is commonly used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic and dermatological products, including after shave cream, deodorants, […]

Humulene

Understanding Terpenes: Humulene

Understanding Terpenes: Humulene The cannabis plant is infamous for producing the psychoactive molecule tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This chemical—which binds with a body-wide network of special cellular receptors in mammals dubbed the endocannabinoid system(ECS)—is part of a category of wellness molecules derived from cannabis called cannabinoids. More than 100 cannabinoids have been isolated and identified to date, […]

Terpenes

Understanding Terpenes

Understanding Terpenes The cannabis herb offers many molecules that have been found to provide medicinal efficacy for patients and health and wellness benefits for “adult use” consumers. Among these healthful chemicals are cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Terpenes are the molecules responsible for the sometimes pungent aroma of many strains of cannabis. With 200 terpenes possible […]

Ocimene

Understanding Terpenes: Ocimene

Understanding Terpenes: Ocimene Ocimene is one of more than 200 terpenes discovered to date in hemp and cannabis. Terpenes are aromatic molecules once thought to convey only aroma (as part of the evolutionary defense mechanisms of herbs and other plants). In recent years, however, much clinical research has revealed the medicinal efficacy of molecules such […]

Terpenes for Anxiety

Terpenes for Anxiety 

Terpenes for Anxiety  By: Curt Robbins Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent class of mental disorders. Social anxiety (sometimes called social phobia) is an anxiety disorder that affects more than 45 million North Americans. It is characterized by feelings of fear and dread when in social environments and can manifest as panic attacks, sleep disturbances, […]