Caryophyllene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. In fact, it’s so abundant that caryophyllene oxide is what drug-sniffing dogs smell when they identify cannabis. It is well-studied and offers some exciting medical
Phytol is our focus for this week’s Terpene Tuesday. It’s the by-product of chlorophyll breaking down and a precursor to both vitamin E and vitamin K — if you take a multivitamin, this terpene probably contributed
Bisabolol, also known as levomenol, is a terpene found in many different strains of cannabis. It has a light, floral fragrance, reminiscent of the chamomile it’s usually derived from. It’s been used in cosmetics and skincare products for
Terpinolene is a somewhat elusive terpene — at least when it comes to cannabis. Most strains don’t have any at all and those that do tend to have very low quantities. Fortunately, Jack Herer consistently shows
Ocimene is another terpene found in many strains of cannabis. While more research needs to be done before we can truly understand this terpene, it has some interesting characteristics. It might help differentiate indicas from sativas.
Nerolidol is useful terpene found in several strains of cannabis. It has multiple therapeutic uses, but it seems to excel at killing things that can harm plants and humans. Bacteria, fungi, parasites, spider mites, head lice,
Like most aspects of cannabis, camphene’s medicinal properties are under-researched. Despite that, it does appear to be excellent for cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, there’s just so much we don’t know about this common cannabis terpene. However, unlike
Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Nevada County Women Grow meeting with Moonman’s Mistress and DirtNinja Farm. The three of us talked about cooking with cannabis. It was a fun conversation —