What are Terpenes?

What are Terpenes?

Terpene Talk. What are Terpenes and how do they work with CBD?


Terpenes are essential oils that have numerous medical benefits.

Terpenes (and terpenoids) are aromatic organic compounds found in many plants.

Terpenes produce a citrusy aroma in some strains, fruity and sweet notes in others and, while some may smell and taste like lavender, others can be more earthy and pungent. 

Terpenes also produce a wide range of medical effects and there are at least 80-100 terpenes unique to cannabis — the combination of terpenes and cannabinoids is responsible for the entire success of medical cannabis.

When terpenes work with cannabinoids  they form a synergy that creates stronger and better effects than both would achieve on their own. This is known as the "Entourage Effect".

Below are some of the common terpenes found in the cannabis plant.