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Types of Terpenes

Alpha Bisabolol
Alpha Bisabolol

The terpene bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a fragrant chemical compound produced by the chamomile flower and other plants such as the candeia tree in Brazil. It is also produced by various cannabis strains.

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Alpha-Pinene / Beta-Pinene
Alpha-Pinene / Beta-Pinene

In fact, pinene (specifically alpha-pinene) is the most abundant terpene in the plant kingdom. Alpha-pinene is also more prevalent in cannabis than its beta counterpart. Not surprisingly, it’s found in pine needles too.

Borneol
Borneol

Borneol is one of the 200 aromatic terpenes that may appear in a particular example of the more than 6,000 strains of cannabis on the market. Like other terpenes, it is characterized by a strong medical efficacy.

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Delta 3 Carene
Delta 3 Carene

However, terpenes are plentiful throughout nature. More than 20,000 of the special odiferous molecules are found in thousands of species of plants other than cannabis. Delta 3 carene, specifically, is also produced by basil, bell pepper, cedar, pine, and rosemary, among other plants.

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Eucalyptol
Eucalyptol

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Limonene Flavor / Aroma – Citrus
Limonene Flavor / Aroma – Citrus

Limonene is a terpene that conveys a smell of citrus (orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, or grapefruit), juniper, rosemary, or peppermint. Lemons and other citrus fruits contain large quantities of limonene, especially in the rind. Thus, when one perceives an aroma of citrus in cannabis (or any other plant), it is literally the same chemical that produces this odor in fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges.

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Linalool
Linalool

Linalool is an aromatic terpene with the potential of enhancing the medicinal effects of cannabis. Learn all about linalool and its therapeutic benefits. Linalool is an aromatic terpene with the potential of enhancing the medicinal effects of cannabis.

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Myrcene
Myrcene

Myrcene is produced by numerous cannabis strains, and some have suggested that it lends sedative, indica-like effects (including “couch-lock”) to strains containing more than 0.5% of this terpene.

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