Ingredient Spotlight: Terpenes- What Are They & How Can They Help with Inflammation?

Terpenes are phytochemicals- that is, naturally occurring “chemicals” found in plants (and some bugs). They give plants (and essential oils) their aroma, and aren’t necessarily that appealing on their own. However, when added to a CBD product- MAGIC!

Terpenes extracted from cannabis offer a wide range of benefits when combined with CBD. When terpenes work together with CBD, they create a stronger effect. They deliver a richer experience by producing this synergistic phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect.  

The many pleasant terpenes not only impart flavor and aroma, but also offer powerful healing properties. These terpenes are widely represented elsewhere in nature in aromatic foods, spices, and tree resins, including broccoli, citrus fruits, mangoes, beer, basil, rosemary, cinnamon, and oregano. Here’s a quick overview:

* Alpha-pinene (pine) terpenes are said to help enhance focus and memory. They are also thought to have bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

* Linalool (lavender) is a sedative, anti-epileptic, and analgesic that also can help reduce anxiety.

* Myrcene (mango) is analgesic, muscle-relaxing, and antibiotic.

* Beta-caryophyllene (clove), known as the “happy” terpene, reduces anxiety, lifts spirits, and acts as an antioxidant and antimicrobial.

* Limonene (lemon peel) improves mood, reduces anxiety and depression, and boosts immunity.

Terpenes are important to note because they help you choose the right CBD product for you. (It is worth noting here that when you pick a certain Cannabis strain by its Indica or Sativa classification, you are actually choosing and smelling the product by its terpene profile).

Of course there exists many products that only contain CBD Isolate (a refined powder or crystalline solid) which contain no other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, or plant extracts, but Ideally you would find products whose therapeutic terpene profiles match your specific ailment.

Our Golden Bee Hemp Pain Salve has a select organic terpene profile, developed by our Product & Research Development Specialist, that specifically targets body pain in addition to its other herbal extracts.

Furthermore, our Ingestible oils are characterized by names such as “Wellness (750 mg)”, “Bliss(1500 mg), “Fusion(3000 mg)”, and “PM(2000 mg)”, each developed with specific terpene profiles for the intended result.

Our Golden Bee Hemp & True Natural Oils products all contain the plant’s natural spectrum of cannabinoids, phytonutrients, terpenes and chlorophyll – a whole plant profile that gives the products powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

For more information on how a combination of CBD + Terpenes can help with inflammation, 3x better than commonly prescribed steroid Dexamethasone, as evidenced by clinical studies, click to see our sister company’s blog here.

Thanks for reading, learning, and healing holistically with us! Happy Holidays!

Please let me state that I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). 

This article was written by Rylee, with contributions from my friend Robin, Research & Product Development Specialist. Thanks for visiting!

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