Brand New Science to Ignite Your Senses
Scientists are paying attention to a whole-body solution for all the things that ail you. You can spark, soothe, cleanse or unwind. Turns out, it’s right under your nose.
It’s the stuff that smells like pine or lemon, found in the cannabis plant, and it packs major healing benefits. The experts at Leafly explain, “Terpenes are what you smell, and knowing what they are will deepen your appreciation of cannabis — whether you’re a medical patient or recreational consumer.”
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“Terpenes” are actually a defense mechanism used by plants to ward off the evils of nature, wielding scent and taste. Surprisingly, most of them smell amazing. Modern technology allows terpenes to be extracted and repackaged in various strains of cannabis and other products, transferring these little soldiers to fight for you.
Here’s how they ignite your senses. According to Merry Jane contributor Amber Finnegan, “terpenes interact with cannabinoids to create different effects in the body. Each terpene creates a unique profile with different sensory aspects as well as medical aspects.” Here, she’s detailed the characteristics of popular strains.
Think of terpenes like aromatherapy, psychotherapy and a back rub, made to order.