Major Terpenes Found in Cannabis and their Medicinal Effects
Myrcene – Also found in lemongrass and mango. Sedative, reduces inflammation and is a pain reliever.
Limonene – Also found in citrus. Anti-depressant, stimulates the immune system, and is a muscle relaxant.
beta-Caryophyllene – Also found in black pepper and Echinacea. Reduces inflammation and is a pain reliever.
Pinene – Also found in pine needles. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a bronchodilator.
Terpinolene – Also found in apples and lilac. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Linalool – Also found in lavender. Anti-anxiety, sedative, anesthetic, anti-convulsant, and an analgesic.
beta-Ocimene – Also found in basil and snapdragons. Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial.
alpha-Humulene – Also found in hops. Anti-inflamatory.