If you use cannabis to help manage stress and other symptoms, you may already know about the cannabinoids THC and CBD: Both of which exert beneficial effects on our bodies and minds. But incredibly, cannabinoids aren’t the only medically active compounds in the cannabis plant. If you’re interested in harnessing the power of this natural cannabis plant medicine, it’s time to get to know the world of cannabis terpenes.

What Are Cannabis Terpenes?

Terpenes are fragrant oils that give different strains of cannabis—as well as countless other natural products—their distinctive aromas and flavors. There are over 100 terpenes found in cannabis, delivering an incredible array of scents and flavors, including earthy myrcene, lemony limonene and minty camphor, to name but a few. And, as a growing body of research suggests, those alluring aromas are much more than just enjoyable on the nose: Cannabis terpenes may deliver measurable health benefits, especially when it comes to fighting stress. In today’s post, we’ll explore the world of these aromatic and relaxing plant-based powerhouses.