Terpenes are starting to make a name for themselves in the cannabis and hemp world. If you don’t know, terpenes are the aromatic qualities that come from the essential oil of a plant and give it it’s smell. Every strain has their own profile of terpenes that make them unique and each terpene boasts its own variety of benefits. Just as each cannabinoid in the plant has different effects, so do the terpenes.
As we dive deeper into the world of hemp, terpenes are certainly something that stands out to us. Today, we’re going to give you a look into one of the terpenes present in the strains we grow and use for our products: A-Pinene
A-Pinene is found not only in our hemp strains but also in conifer trees, orange peels, rosemary and basil. Pinene is one of the most abundant terpenes in the plant kingdom and is the most distinct smelling.
There is new research being done every day on not only the benefits of cannabinoids but also their terpenes, if you’re interested in reading some of the studies click below:
-Research has shown that A-Pinene can aid in reducing pancreatic inflammation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320512004870
-Pinene has also been shown to have antimicrobial effects.
Next time you’re walking through a pine forest, chopping up basil or having a spoonful of our hemp infused honey…appreciate and enjoy those terpenes!