A sedative terpene

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.



AROMA: Sweet, herbal, floral, piney

USE FOR: Cancer, heart disease, antimicrobial, antioxidant

Terpinolene can act as a central nervous system depressant, causing sedation and relief from anxiety for some. Terpinolene also shows promise as an anti-proliferative by reducing the AKT1 protein in K562 cells, which can play a role in many types of cancer. Strains high in terpinolene tend to have calm, hypnotic effects.