While we can’t cover every single terpene found in cannabis or out in the world, we can fill you in on some of the most common ones. Want to learn more? Don’t worry— we’ll be covering each of these terpenes in-depth in the coming weeks.
Myrcene is the most common terpene in cannabis, and features an herbal and soothing odor that promotes peace and calmness. It’s also present in thyme, lemongrass, and mango.
Caryophyllene is known for its peppery aroma, and it’s also found in natural ingredients like black pepper and cinnamon. Caryophyllene seems to help reduce inflammation in some users.
Citrusy and refreshing, the aroma of limonene is also found in lemons and orange rinds. It’s believed to reduce anxiety and stress.
While it’s not the most common terpene found in cannabis, pinene is the most common terpene in the world. It’s found in rosemary, basil, and pine needles, and its identifiable from its earthy pine scent.
Terpinolene is often used to create feelings of alertness and positivity. It’s aroma is described as fruity, and it’s found in cumin, lilacs, and nutmeg in addition to certain cannabis strains.