Terpenes are naturally occurring molecules that exist in many plants including citrus fruit rinds, many herbs, hops, and pine needles. Hemp and/or cannabis plants also have terpenes that are a naturally occurring component of the plant. There are over 100 known terpenes that can be found in the cannabis plant, and each of these can contribute to the smell, taste, and effect that the plant has on the human body.
Some common terpenes include: Myrcene (also found in lemongrass, hops, mango, and thyme), Linalool (also found in lavender), Caryophyllene (also found in cloves, black pepper, and cotton), and Limonene (also found in peppermint, juniper, and rosemary).
Just like essential oils can contribute to health by the aromatic and anti-bacterial/anti-fungal/anti-parasitic effects – CBD-rich hemp oil, with varying terpene profiles – can do the same.
Since terpenes contribute to the whole effect of cannabinoids – for people looking to maintain a “whole plant” or “full spectrum” approach to healing and wellness – these are an essential part of finding a CBD-rich hemp oil. CBD that may be “isolated” or CBD that comes from unhealthy plants – could result in having less terpenes or no terpenes at all.
If a consumer is interested in the Entourage Effect of a product – it is very important to make sure that there is both a cannabinoid as well as terpene profile. At That’s Natural, we believe in whole, plant-based medicines as a natural and constitutional right to health and healing. Our products are always made with whole-plant and full-spectrum CBD-rich hemp oil – ensuring that our customers get a cannabinoid and terpene profile, which we believe is an essential part of a premium product.