Terms

Entourage Effect

A theory that cannabis compounds can work together to achieve heightened therapeutic benefits.

Indica

A strain of cannabis known to relax and calm, making them perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed.

Sativa

A strain of cannabis known to invigorate and boost your mood, making them perfect physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.

Terpenes

Aromatic metabolites that are found in the oils of all plants — they are why flowers smell. Scientists and aromatherapy circles believe that specific terpenes can have particular therapeutic effects. Terpenes have gained attention from the emergence of the “entourage effect”, which proposes that cannabis’ therapeutic benefits are improved by the addition of multiple cannabinoids and terpenes compared to single cannabinoids on their own. 

D-Limonene, Limonene

A terpene is commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits and gives off the scent of lemons and citrus fruits. Limonene is known to be an antifungal agent, and it may also boost mood and reduce inflammation. This is a crucial terpene in CBD because it can increase the absorption rate of other terpenes.

Humulene

A terpene contributes to the “hoppy” aroma of cannabis. Humulene has also been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. It can act as an appetite suppressant that has proven anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be found in plants such as Basil, Sage, Ginger, Clove, Ginseng, and Hops

Linalool

This terpene is known for its prevalence in lavender. Brands often add linalool to beauty products for its lovely scent, but it is also used as a sleep aid and an anti-anxiety ingredient in aromatherapy.