As of this writing, medical science has identified over 200 terpenes in the cannabis plant. While researchers and scientists are convinced there are more, a combination of clinical and independent studies have established a general idea of which terpenes are most commonly found regardless of strain. In this post, we discuss these terpenes in brief detail — along with their benefits and uses.
It’s worth noting that terpenes are not found exclusively in cannabis. There are plenty of terpenes, monoterpenes (containing two isoprenes) and sesquiterpenes (containing three isoprenes) present in other plants that aren’t found in any available strain. However, the cannabis plant is the single most terpene-populous plant with the most diverse array of terpenes around, making it the prime specimen for medical research into the topic.
This diversity of terpenes is one reason why so many people look at marijuana with awe: it has properties found nowhere else in the plant world. The interactions between terpenes and CBD (a.k.a CBD) is complex. Terpenes seem to change the “high” people experience from cannabis, and different strains have different terpenes. Here are some of the most common ones, listed in alphabetical order:
Is CBD the same as marijuana?
This is probably one of the frequently asked questions by people who have never used body care products that have hemp as its main ingredient. No, CBD is not the same as marijuana. Let’s break it down further so that you have a better understanding.
Both CBD and THC are present in marijuana and hemp. The difference is that THC overpowers CBD in marijuana which is why you get high after having weed. However, that does not happen with hemp. Hemp has just 0.3% of THC and much a higher content of CBD. CBD is actually the good element that has made hemp much more acceptable than marijuana.
Why such a fuss about hemp oil?
- There is no denying that hemp oil has multiple health benefits. In fact, it has not only made its way into the health products for humans but also pet care products too. So, you can understand how popular hemp has become. Let’s take a closer look at the multiple facets of hemp and how it has revolutionized health concerns: Works as natural pain relief – Be it chronic pain or stiffness in joints, hemp oil can work its magic and relieve you from that pain in a jiffy. It is often used to treat chronic inflammation these days.
- Better skin in fewer days – Gone are the days when you had to use numerous skin-care products to keep your skin soft and supple. Hemp oil has the ability to tighten the skin texture and acts as an anti-aging agent. If there are cracks or dried skin anywhere, be assured that they would go away quickly.
- Promotes heart health – A few drops of hemp oil a day can keep heart diseases away. That has become the latest mantra for people who have already used hemp oil. Studies show that oil has the ability to dilate arteries and also protect the damage of blood vessels. Not only that, it can reduce the size of clogged blood vessels too and keeps the blood pressure in check.
The introduction of hemp has definitely been a feather in the cap of researchers and doctors. Investing in the hemp program can be just what you need to boost your health and earn money at the same time. This gem of a find has already made its mark in the health sector. It is only a matter of time before it spreads its wings in other industries as well.