Beside Cannabinoids, Different Cannabis Strains Contain Over 120 Compounds. These Compounds Are Mainly Terpenes And Are Responsible For Its Characteristic Taste And Aroma.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavour, but they can also have medicinal benefits.
Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics in mind. This is part of the reason why cannabis can be a personalized medication and can work for various conditions.
You may have heard cannabis experts commenting on the smell of certain strains. For example, terpenes make the cannabis strain “Blueberry” smell like berries.
Similarly, terpenes are also found in many other plants, not just the cannabis plant. They’re responsible for the citrus scent of lemons and the refreshing fragrance of peppermint leaves.