There are approximately 200 terpenes found in the Cannabis plant, but only a few of them are found in CBD products. In this article, we will cover some of the common terpenes found in CBD oil and their effects. When people talk about CBD, they often mention terpenes and the importance of them. Terpenes are oils that are secreted in the resin glands of the Hemp plant. When terpenes are combined with a number of Cannabinoids, a reaction occurs. This phenomenon is known as the ‘entourage effect’. In simple terms, it means the different elements combine and make the whole product even more effective.
List of Common Terpenes in CBD
Aroma: musky, earthy.
Effects: relaxing, sedation, sleep, elevated mood.
Benefits: antioxidant, insomnia, anticarcinogenic.
Found in: mango, lemongrass, hops and thyme.
Aroma: floral, sweet.
Effects: calming, relaxing, anaesthetic.
Benefits: anxiety relief, analgesic, sedating, anti-convulsant.
Found in: lavender, laurel and rosewood.
Caryophyllene (Black Pepper)
Aroma: wood, spice.
Effects: soothing, calming, anaesthetic.
Benefits: pain relief, antiseptic, anti-cancer, digestion.
Found in: Black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.
Aroma: pine, earthy.
Effects: creativity, energy, alertness, euphoria.
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.
Found in: pine trees, basil, rosemary and sage.
Aroma: citrus, lemon.
Effects: stress relief, elevated mood.
Benefits: anxiety relief, antidepressant.
Found in: citrus, juniper and peppermint.
Other terpenes of note include humulene and terpinolene which are found in hops and tea tree respectively. The terpenes in this article are the ones which usually feature in most reputable CBD oil products. This concludes the most common terpenes found in CBD extract and their effects. The next time you take a serving of your preferred Cannabidiol product, you will know the sort of terpenes it is likely to contain.