Research is teaching us more everyday about the therapeutic properties of terpenes. Some terpenes are very effective in relieving stress, others are great when you need to relax, while there are some that boost focus. There are many options here, as you’ll have chance to see.
For example, myrcene induces sleep, while limonene uplifts our mood.
In recent years, terpenes found in cannabis became an important subject of scientific research.
It was Jürg Gertsch who first noticed the ability of beta-caryophyllene to bind to the CB2 receptors, calling it “a dietary cannabinoid”.
He also concluded that all green vegetables that contain this terpene are extremely beneficial for human use.
Shortly after that, Dr. Ethan Russo published an article in 2011 in British Journal of Pharmacology, which pointed to all the therapeutic properties of terpenes in marijuana, especially those missing in cannabis products that only contain CBD.
He discussed the cannabinoid-terpene interaction as a “synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections”.
Further research discovered that terpenes, terpenoids, and cannabinoids have the potential to kill respiratory pathogens, for instance the MRSA virus.
By: Helena Miles, Content Manager, Greencamp
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