Here we will cover some basic info about various Terpenes common to Cannabis but first... just in case you are now saying "What is a Terpene"? Lets give you the simplest way to know what they are and how they are grouped.
|ISOPRENE||1. All Terpenes are formed from Isoprene. Isoprene is 5 carbon atoms long and every Terpene is basically made from this building block, think of an Isoprene being a singular Lego Block.|
|2. Just like lego's these units can be snapped together so they will always be 5,10,15,20,25 or 30 carbon atoms long.
They may have additional Hydrogen and or Oxygen atoms attached which changes them from Terpenes to Terpenoids.
Either way we can use the more commonly used term, aromatic hydrocarbons.
So again Terpenoid's are Terpene's that have been oxidized meaning one or more Oxygen atoms have been added.
To begin with its the building block for ALL the other Terpene’s and Terpenoids. And 5 is the magic number
We will add to this as we find the time.
Pulegone is a monoterpene
It is classified as a monoterpene and is a clear colorless oily liquid and has a pleasant odor similar to pennyroyal.
This forest fragranced terp smells like an earthy mix of pines and cloves. It’s frequently used in household products because of its olfactory pleasing sensation.
Its woody scent appeals to the seasoned pot smoker and is found in varieties such as Jack Herer and other Jack crossbreeds.
Studies have found cannabis extracted Terpineol to have antioxidant properties which carry an array of health benefits as well as being a trusted cancer-fighting ally.
Alpha Bisabolol also known as levomenol, is a natural monocyclic sesquiterpene.
I know, that is a mouthful and most like way over everyone's head... Terpenes are made in groupings of (5) carbon atoms.
So a Sesquiterpene is basically 3 lego blocks in size, meaning they are defined by their grouping of 15 carbon atoms. Basically its an assembly of 3 isoprene units with oxygen attached making them isoprenoid units.
Alpha Bisabolol has a mild, floral, peppery odor and it is the major active component of Chamomile. It has long been used in cosmetics for its anti-inflammatory, healing, soothing, and anti-microbial properties. Alpha Bisabolol is well suited for use in skin care preparations and can be useful in both sensitive skin and child/baby products as a soothing active. It has the following benefits.
May also help in protecting specific neurons and fighting against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
SYNERGY: Synergistic effects with other CANNABINOIDS
Analgesic - CBG, CBD
Strains with Alpha Bisabolol