Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.

Neutral only in terms of energy, these terpenes have a wealth of medicinal value without the uplift historically associated with sativas, or the sedative effects associated with indicas.

AROMA: Pepper, spicy, sharp

USE FOR: Pain, auto-immune disorders, IBS

AROMA: Sweet, herbal

USE FOR: As an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal

AROMA: Musty, hoppy

USE FOR: Cancer, pain-relief, anti-inflammatory

AROMA: Woody, citrus

USE FOR: Anti-inflammatory, insectifugal

AROMA: Minty, spicy, herbal

USE FOR: Fatigue, stress, recovery from illness