What are terpenes?
Terpenes can be described as natural compounds that are responsible for the smell and taste of plants. They can also be found in different strains of cannabis and so far scientists have discovered over 20,000 terpenes, with over 400 different terpenes in cannabis alone.
These natural compounds play an important role in the aroma and flavour of a cannabis strain, which explains why certain variations smell citrusy whilst others smell piney.
Terpenes also play a significant role in the therapeutic effects of cannabis and have garnered attention for their role in the “entourage effect,” which enhances cannabis’ physiological benefits in comparison to isolated cannabinoids.