Whether you’re just entering the world of cannabis, or you claim yourself as an 'OG', canna-related terminology can get tricky. As the hemp market continues to skyrocket, so does the research surrounding the plant. Understandably, it can be difficult to educate yourself without a true grasp on some of the plant's crucial components, but have no fear! High Hemp is here!
We remain committed to offering our customers all the necessary information to thrive on their respected journeys to wellness. The focus of this month's blog will be a component of the hemp plant that you may, or may not, be familiar with - terpenes.
What Are Terpenes?
The term terpenes is related to the aromatic compounds found in a varying array of plants, including hemp. In reference to the hemp plant, terpenes play an important role in amplifying the effects of other compounds such as CBG, CBD, etc. These aromatic oils are produced in the same glands as more highly recognized compounds like THC and CBD, and contribute to the differing colors and scents of cannabis profiles.
Terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system and play a part in the entourage effect by enhancing the potency and effects of other cannabinoids like CBD and THC. The maturation of terpenes depends on the environment in which the plant is grown and can be affected by weather, soil/fertilizer and even the time of day. There are over 100 different terpenes that have been identified within the cannabis plant, all boasting different scents, colors, bodily effects and therapeutic properties.
High Hemp Terpenes
As we mentioned, there are tons of different terpenes found within the hemp plant, but let's take a look at some terpene profiles that you’ll find in some of your favorite High Hemp Organic Wraps!
Linalool: light, sweet fragrance (woody & floral)- aids in relaxation, sleep, and pain relief.
Borneol: minty fragrance/ taste- anti-inflammatory aid, digestive aid, antioxidant properties. Naturally occurs in rosemary, ginger and thyme.
Eugenol: spicy, woody fragrance- antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties
Naturally occurs in clove, basil, cinnamon, etc.
Caryophyllene: spicy, pungent fragrance- aids in stress and pain relief, also shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. One of the only known terpenes to directly bind to endocannabinoid receptors.
If you’re interested in further detail on the types of terpenes present in our wraps, check out the lab results tab on our website for some more in-depth information!
As we’ve told you before, High Hemp is more than just a wrap company. Our focus on making healthier choices goes hand-in-hand with ensuring that we stay educated on all things hemp.
We hope that you’ll join us in staying educated, smoking cleaner, and living healthier!
These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health and fitness regimen.