What are terpenes and what do they have to do with cannabis and aromatherapy? Join host David as he gives us an introduction to what terpenes are and also how they can be used and enjoyed. Terpenes in cannabis effect flavor and aroma, so understanding what terpenes correspond with what flavor profile can help you find the perfect strain for you! Terpenes + Aromatherapy = Awesome!
Terpenes as aromatherapy?
I’m gonna let you In on a little secret. Did you know that you can actually use terpenes as aromatherapy? What? You already knew that? In this cannabis environment, you may have heard of the term terpenes and not just THC and CBD. It may seem like terpenes, is just one of those other confusing words that get thrown around while you’re at smoke shops. Terpenes are the indicators of flavors and aromas in the world of cannabis.
Terpenes are found in the oils of plants
Terpenes can actually be used for aromatherapy and not just taste and smells. They are actually a class of organic compounds found in many plants that play a role in determining the plant’s effect on consumers. Giving plants distinctive flavors and smells that are partially responsible for the high we get when we consume them. Found in the oils of plants and trees, terpenes have been used for centuries as natural food additives, flavorings and fragrances. All with unique scents and tastes.
Aromatherapy to help manage stress
With cannabis aromatherapy, you can find many remedies for many ailments. Aromatherapy is a great way to manage stress, anxiety and depression without using pharmaceuticals. Aromatherapy can also help you sleep better at night by helping you relax and unwind after a long day. When inhaled, terpenes can help you open up the airways so more oxygen reaches your bloodstream allowing you to breathe more easily. This can help ease asthma symptoms, allergies, and respiratory distress caused by conditions like COPD.
How to get your Terp on
It is important to note that terpenes are volatile hydrocarbons that evaporate at room temperature. Therefore, they must be inhaled to be effective and to do so, here are a few ways to get your terp on!
Tip #1 Aromatherapy Diffusers
Aromatherapy diffusers are machines use heat to evaporate the essential oils from your favorite cannabis strains so that it can diffuse into the air to be inhaled. You can add a few drops of your favorite terpene oil to these devices for a relaxing effect.
Tip #2 Vaporizers
If you’re looking for a more direct way of inhaling cannabis terpenes, consider using a vaporizer instead of smoking or eating it. This allows you to control how much THC is in your lungs at any given time. Since terpenes aren’t psychoactive like THC, they won’t make you high but was still affect your mood and well being.
Tip #3 Topicals
In case that you have a headache or need some kind of pain relief. Terpenes can be applied topically. Just apply a drop of your favorite strain terpene oil directly onto your temples or your neck where it will be absorbed through the skin. You can also add it under the tongue for a much faster relief effect.
The cannabis industry is growing rapidly and with the advent of legal cannabis, and you can now view the entire extraction process. In other words, the use of cannabis is spreading like wildfire in so many ways and there are many ways to enjoy aside from smoking it. I would recommend you taking this knowledge a little further and engaging in your own experimentation to determine what kind of aroma therapy benefits you prefer. With cannabis it is essential to enjoy your products responsibly. With all that being said, I hope you enjoyed today’s segment. I’m your boy, David hitting you up from the Grassdoor headquarters saying, I’ll catch you guys later, Grassdoor … out!