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.
So a Isoprene is the smallest Terpene with just 5 carbon atoms. Think of an Isoprene as a Stem Cell or a Lego Block. This molecule is critical to everything about Cannabis. Everything!
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
HCO, what is it, where does it come from?
In short HCO is an acronym that stands for Holy Christ Oil.
It is a most ancient recipe, given to Moses directly by his almight GOD.
Some might call it Highly Controversial Oil.
Basically its RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) with extra bling. Some say its also a miracle in a bottle.
History accepts that Jesus was a great Healer, the bible tells stories of him healing the Sick.. Even raising the dead.
What isn't talked about though is how he did that. Some religious people think he did it simply by laying his hands on them. If that is the case, then why is the Greek work for the act of Anointing someone Christo's, Jesus the Anointer?
the recipe that Jesus would have used to heal people.
But again how many know that its actually written in the Bible, in the Old Testament to be specific. Everyone accepts that there might be some mistakes or changes that have taken place each time they translate the Bible into other languages. The first of these translations was called the Septuagint (latin for seventy) and was to be done by 70 scribes, hence the name. This is the very first Bible in some respects and it was also the very first translation of the Torah and some related texts into any language other than ancient Hebrew or Aramaic and this was to be translated into Koine Greek. What's historically interesting is understanding why its about to be translated. The Greek King of Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309–246 BC) was helping build the Great Library at Alexandria and that tells us that it was written during the 3rd through 1st centuries BCE. This will be the first time anyone is do a translation of these ancient texts and its going to from Hebrew into Greek. Guess what one of the mis-translation's was. If you guessed the Recipe for Holy Christ Oil you got more right than they did. We wouldn't even know this though if Sara Benetowa aka Sula Benet back in 1936 wrote a book called "Tracing One Word Through Different Languages”. This was a study on the word Cannabis, based on a study of the oldest Hebrew texts. Historically the word Cannabis was thought to be of Scythian origin. However, Benet’s research showed it had an earlier root in the Semitic Languages such as Hebrew. Benet demonstrated that the ancient Hebrew word for Cannabis is Kaneh-Bosem. Sara knew her stuff as an etymologist from the Institute of Anthropological Sciences, in Warsaw. She wrote several books that followed the word Cannabis back through history. So back to what HCO is, it is the recipe as told to Moses by his God.