There are myriad and diverse uses for terpenes in isolated forms as well as in complex blends. High-quality and/or food-grade terpenes can be added to a variety of products (cannabis-based, food, beverages, marinades, extracts, topical applications, etc.) to improve the scent or flavor, as well as enhance the overall experience. They’re used in the development of food flavorings, incense, cosmetic products, organic gardening products, household cleaners, natural medicines, perfumes, and more.
In addition to unique aromas, terpenes play an equally important role in influencing the way we taste, smell, and feel when a plant, herb, or fruit is consumed. This happens because terpenes interact synergistically with other botanical compounds and human hormones to create
a phenomenon referred to as the “entourage effect” that magnifies the benefits of the plant’s individual components.
Studies are showing that terpenes can be effective in the treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, insomnia, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections, and more.
Nearly all of the major terpenes in cannabis are either analgesic (anti-pain) or anti-inflammatory.