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What are terpenes & what do they do?

Posted by sherry on June 01, 2021

 
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The cannabis plant never ceases to amaze us, made up of hundreds of compounds; some like THC and CBD have become widely known outside the cannabis niche. Others, such as terpenes, we are just starting to learn about and understand what they do and bring to the cannabis plant. 

Terpenes are naturally occurring organic compounds found in many plants, particularly conifers. They are derived from isoprenes and follow the biogenetic isoprene rule (as developed by Leopold Ružička). The term terpene was coined in 1866 by the German chemist August Kekulé.

Terpenes are aromatic oils responsible for the aroma and have various distinctive flavors like berry, mint, lavender, citrus, and pine. They originated as a way for plants to protect themselves from animal grazing or infectious germs and also help lure pollinators. So with that in mind, it makes sense that something which protects the plants can also serve as a booster in humans. The more cannabis research there is, the more we learn about these lesser-known compounds' exceptional properties. Different factors influence the plant's development of terpenes, such as weather, climate, soil type, age and maturation, and time of day. 

Manufacturers use isolated terpenes to add flavors and scents to everyday products such as perfumes, soap, and even foods. The hops flavor added to beer comes in part from the Sesquiterpene class of terpenes.

Natural rubber, with so many applications, is perhaps the most well-known terpene. Another is turpentine, a mixture of terpenes obtained from the distillation of pine resin and used as an organic solvent. 

What are the Cannabis Terpenes?

Well over a hundred different terpenes have been identified in cannabis. Each cannabis strain will have a unique terpene profile and composition. 

This profile allows us to use smell to differentiate between strains, but it also plays a role in the effects of various strains. Some can promote clarity and focus, while others have a relaxing and calming effect. 

Common cannabis terpenes are Myrcene, Limonene, Caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Pinene, Humulene, Linalool, Ocimene, Bisabolol, Guaiol.

Myrcene 

One of the most prominent terpenes found in cannabis, Myrcene has an earthy aroma. Some people also describe it as having a balsam fragrance, while others say it smells like clove or musk. There are sweet undertones to the taste, which have been compared to fruity flavors. 

It's thought Myrcene is part of the entourage effect, so it works in conjunction with other compounds found in cannabis. It's known to work as an effective anti-inflammatory and is thought to be helpful in the treatment of osteoarthritis. 

The boiling point of Myrcene is 332.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 167 degrees Celsius. It's also found in the bay, parsley, wild thyme, lemongrass, and mangos. 

Limonene

Limonene is found in citrus fruits such as lemon and is associated with a citrus fragrance. It's long been used in a variety of products such as cleaning supplies. It is known to help boost the immune system and alleviate the symptoms of heartburn. 

Limonene is known to interact with the neurotransmitters in the brain and is thought to have beneficial effects in reducing a cannabis high as well as anxiety and depression.

The boiling point of Limonene is 348 degrees Fahrenheit, or 176 degrees Celsius. It's also found in rosemary, juniper, peppermint, and some fruit rinds.

Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene, also called beta-caryophyllene or BCP, has a spicy, woody, herbal aroma. It is the only terpene known to also act as a cannabinoid, helping activate the endocannabinoid system binding with to CB2 receptors and has both anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

The boiling point of Caryophyllene is 266 degrees Fahrenheit, or 130 degrees Celsius. It's also found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and basil.

Terpinolene

The aroma of terpinolene is hard to pin down. It's more a bouquet of aromas with a floral, herbaceous, even piney smell and occasional hints of citrus. About 10 percent of strains are terpinolene dominant.  

Its believed that terpinolene has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which is why it's a common additive in cleaning products and soap. Some research suggests it could even help repel mosquitoes. 

The boiling point of terpinolene is 366 degrees Fahrenheit, or 186 degrees Celsius.

Terpinolene is also found in lilacs, nutmeg, apples, cumin, and tea tree. 

Pinene

Pinene has a very distinct aroma which you can likely guess from the name; if you guessed pine needles, you're correct. It's the most common terpene in the natural world. Pine needles, sap, and bark have been used for herbal medicine in cultures around the world since before the middle ages. 

It's no wonder then that pinene is credited with many health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain relief, and bronchodilator ( helping open the airways). Its also thought to help counteracts some THC effects.

The boiling point of pinene is 311 degrees Fahrenheit, or 155 degrees Celsius.

Pinene is also found in conifer trees, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, parsley even orange peels. 

Humulene

The aroma of humulene is that of earthy and woody, with spicy notes that we associate with the taste and aroma of hoppy beer. Indeed this terpene is present in both hops and cannabis. Formally classified as α-caryophyllene, this sesquiterpene is named after the hops plant, a.k.a Humulus lupulus. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 

The boiling point of humulene is 222 degrees Fahrenheit, or 106 degrees Celsius. It is also found in coriander, basil, cloves, and hops. 

Ocimene

With its herbal, sweet citrusy aroma, ocimene is responsible for some of those lovely herbaceous flavors that we get in some strains of cannabis. It is rarely the most abundant terpene but nevertheless plays an accompanying part in developing a rounded depth of flavors. Its t well as its uplifting effects its thought to have anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 

The boiling point of ocimene is 122 degrees Fahrenheit, or 50 degrees Celsius. It is also found in parsley, pepper, basil, orchids, kumquats, mangos, and mint. 

Linalool

Linalool is believed to have calming and relaxing effects making it good for treating anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The linalool terpene has a floral aroma we'd associate with lavender with a touch of spice. 

The boiling point of linalool is 388 degrees Fahrenheit, or 198 degrees Celsius. It is also found in lavender. 

Bisabolol

Like linalool, this terpene also has a fragrant sweet floral aroma. Its commonly used in cosmetics and fragrances. Some animal studies have shown that bisabolol can help reduce skin inflammation. 

The boiling point of bisabolol is 307 degrees Fahrenheit, or 153 degrees Celsius. 

Guaiol

Guaiol has a piney aroma with hints of wood and rose. It is found in the oil from cypress pines and guaiacum. The guaiacum plant was brought back to Europe from Hispaniola around the 16th century. The gum extracted from the wood of this plant was being used as a treatment of syphilis and to regulate menstruation by the late 1700s. 

It is commonly known as an anti-inflammatory; studies have shown it has antimicrobial properties and may also be an inhibitor of lung cancer cell growth. 

The boiling point of bisabolol is 198 degrees Fahrenheit, or 92 degrees Celsius.

Conclusion

So now you know some of the different terpenes, how they smell, and what they can do, you can try to sniff them out in your next weed purchase, helping you decide on which train you'd like to try to get the desired effects. 

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how to use stella excel password recovery tool

Posted by marksjustin on February 17, 2021

 
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Eco-Friendly Sarees Collection from Rajasthan

Posted by Hitesh Sharma on April 29, 2020

 
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Jaipur is the textile hub of North India. Every year Pinkcity contributes to the creation of 100’s of Lacks of textile products including Women Wear Sarees. Here at Srishti Textile we design and create beautiful for Women.

The Block Printed Saree is a textile product that falls into the Women Ethnic Wear category of goods. Here in Jaipur, we produce a quite wide range of prints and design form which will fill your wardrobe for every occasion and needs.

All of these goods are catered by the team of Srishti Textile ourselves and they are 100% authentic. These products are also available for bulk purchase on discounted rates

All the designs are crafted with fine detailing and selected as per the review system of our company. We understand the need and trends of the market and audit our designs according to the same. All the designs we craft maintain the balance between Traditional Artform and Modern Textile Designing.

 

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History of Ancient Textile Printing Form

Posted by Hitesh Sharma on April 22, 2020

 
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Textile Industry in India is one of the major contributors to the pre-independence GDP of the country. As we were the part of Golden Silk Route – the items produced here were exported to many Asian and European landmasses. The famous Pashmina textile of Kashmir, Banarasi Silk Cloths and Printed Cotton Fabric of Rajputana were key merchandise of that era.

  • In Rajasthan, the art was supported by the Royal Family of Jaipur. Here, in Sanganer Town, you can still found 100s of families from Chippa and Rangreez Community that work in these professions from generations. They were settled here on orders of the Kings and throughout history, they were actively producing goods that helped our state to collect revenues and taxes from the export and trade.

Also, on may historical texts, evidence could be found of Rulers gifting dresses made using the Block Print Cotton and Silk Fabrics to other states. So it can be easily deduced that this art was considered “Noble”. On the other hand, just because of this, not all caste were allowed to wear the same products. We found extensive texts that suggest that people belonging to Upper Caste were only granted use of Block Printed Textile products. So, that could be the reason for most labours and farmers were dressed in White Cloths.

Also, many of these texts suggest that some of the castes have specified designs of Buti Designs that they were allowed to wear. Mostly to classify once caste.

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Car Rental Ranthambore | Jaipur To Ranthambore taxi | Hire Cab Services

Posted by Rajasthan Cab on November 06, 2019

 
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Car hire in Ranthambhore with Driver is very easy with Rajasthan Cab. You can get luxury Ranthambhore Taxi Service, Taxi in Ranthambhore and cab booking in Ranthambhore at affordable rates. Call for any taxi service inquiry on +919358811941

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How you Can Help our Planet Earth Remain Green

Posted by Deepak HM on July 10, 2013

 
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There’s a lot you may have heard about ‘going green’, or contributing for a pollution-free environment in general. However, getting active for it is a completely different ball game. If you want to do something effective, you might find the option of Champions Group triggering you off for Go Green Run the best available.

Share if you care

Since many may not find it possible to complete the 10km race, we help you accomplish the same through team relays. It goes without saying that relays promote team spirit.

Go Green essentially is…

Planting as many saplings as possible, which will hopefully add to the greenery of the city. Besides that, as a digital marketing company, we want to ensure that our effort makes for the biggest leap one has seen towards a pollution-free world.

Social Responsibility

Your support for the event is your support for society and its well-being. How else can you contribute for a better environment? This Run could be the best effort from your end.

These are some of the societal values that set an example for the people around you. You’ll also realize many corporate values that add multiple feathers to your corporate cap. 

Fulfill a corporate responsibility

By participating in the race, you don’t just help the environment, but help your organization achieve its corporate goals or “Team Strength”. Stronger teams make stronger organizations. Team relays are the mantra for a stronger team.

Above all, this serves as one of your treasured opportunities.

Join us at Go Green Run on July 20 and add a great deal more meaning to your concern for the environment.

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When our turn will come to give back to Mother earth...

Posted by Himani Kala on December 12, 2012

 
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When our turn will come to give back to Mother earth...


Has anyone noticed....the frequency of earthquakes in last few months??? or you must be giving an eye to news related to nature's fury....floods, volcano eruption, drought etc..etc....don't you feel that its a clear indication that now its our turn to pay back to our mother earth.....it doesn't mean that we will start celebrating days like..earth day, world environment day, ozone day....recent one is Greenathon. For an environmentalist like us, all days should be Earth, ozone or environment day.

 In my Recent trip to Sahayadris from where Western Ghats starts, made me feel like what I am giving to my planet. Am I doing enough to save my nature and natural resources? No, I think answer is no, nothing....the work I am trying to do is not enough. One of my friend who is very passionate about wildlife conservation is doing way beyond his capabilities despite the fact that he doesn't have the proper degree in his hand, still he is worried about conservation. When he can try his level best, then why not others?
My trip to Sahayadri was to assess the impact on few migratory bird due to some developmental activity which is going on there, but when I reached there and saw the impact...it was awful, not on birds but on the entire landscape. Blasting, digging, red soil all over which was making the low visibility in the area...........it was soooo painful and made us think whether we should take up the study or not? Now, we are doing the study coz we want to come up with the proper conservation action which has to be taken out while carrying out all these developmental activities.
During my stay, I came across few threatened species of flora and fauna and was surprised how and why government has given permission for this activity? Government has certain rules and regulation before initiating such activities but alas! this activity has not been included under EIA norms. Still wondering why? 
Due to some official constrain I cannot write detail in this blog but I strongly believe if government think of renewable energy resources also, then before initiating the proposed project, see the proper impact on the environment.........

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Himalyan watershed Project

Posted by Dr.Susan Sharma on October 31, 2011

 
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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has registered the Himachal Pradesh Mid-Himalayan Watershed Project for carbon credits.

The Himalayan Watershed Project will thus accrue millions of carbon credits which will benefit about 5,000 families from remote and backward villages in the state, receiving revenue for the next 20 years from the World Bank for providing green cover to 4,000 hectare barren land area falling in 10 districts.

"The project is estimated to generate carbon revenue of at least Rs 20 crore to the communities and individual land holders for the first crediting period of 20 years, which is a strong incentive to protect forest cover," RK Kapoor, Chief Project Director of the programme, said.

This is the first experiment of its kind in getting participation of local people in the conservation and protection of environment. The villagers will be paid 90 per cent of the revenue the state government gets by selling to the World Bank the carbon credits resulting from sequestration of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide through afforestation.


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http://www.igovernment.in/



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Carbon stocks in vegetation

Posted by Susan Sharma on September 26, 2011

 
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The Global Conservation Standard is based on a holistic approach on land use in the context of local development. The Conservation Credit Units are quantified on the basis of carbon stocks in vegetation. They are the starting point for bringing in capacity and technology from a wide array of choices, such as agroforestry, intensified food production, land reclamation and erosion control, the production of agro-fuels, composting, watershed protection and wastewater treatment, or eco-tourism. The aim is to empower the rural sector and to substantially reduce the existing pressure on the land and water resources.

Read more at
http://www.conservationstandard.org/home.aspx

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Mining for fossil fuel and diamonds

Posted by Susan Sharma on August 18, 2011

 
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In a world of rising energy prices, rising global temperatures, and rising sea levels, Americans are calling for clean and affordable energy. Yet under the influence of big energy companies, policy-makers are stubbornly clinging to the old, dirty fossil fuel technologies of the past. Along with global warming, mountaintop removal is an egregious example of the destructive impact of our addiction to coal.
Read more at
http://www.ilovemountains.org/cost_of_coal/

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