TERPENES The medicinal flavors of cannabis 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: Minty, spicy, herbal USE FOR: Fatigue, stress, or to recover from illness   AROMA: Pepper, spicy, sharp USE FOR: Pain, auto-immune disorders, IBS AROMA: Sweet, herbal scent. USE FOR: