Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them. These aromatic compounds create the characteristic scent of many plants, such as cannabis.
Terpenes are scented molecules found in cannabis and many other plants, and responsible for flavour and aroma.
Terpenes are found in the heads of glandular trichomes (the crystals) and can be identified via organoleptic analysis (using your nose).
Each marijuana strain has a unique terpene profile.
There is good evidence suggesting that terpenes have direct physiological effects on the body, especially for linalool and limonene. This means that linalool-rich strains are likely to have a calming effect, and to provide pain relief, while limonene-rich strains are likely to be mood-elevating.
15 terpenes in cannabis explained