Terpenes are molecules responsible for the unique aroma of cannabis. Our being human senses are aroused by the smells and flavours created by these natural molecular arrangements.
Did you know that terpenes are the primary components of essential oils which have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years!
These smelly molecules not only make us feel good they are also responsible for a plant’s regeneration, oxygenation, and immunity defence.
So, it only makes sense that humans who consume these compounds and the plants that produce them would benefit from these components as potential, immunity boosters too.
Not only that but terpenes also support the ‘other’ cannabis molecules to produce those complimentary desired effects we all love to love. This is called the entourage effect.
As we speak, scientific research is well underway to study this entourage effect as it suggests that terpenes also play a considerable role in modifying the intoxicating effects of THC and that they also create a synergy with phytocannabinoids (a word for another topic of discussion) possibly increasing their therapeutic value.
I bet you did not know that a cannabis plant can have over 200 terpenes. Most are not detectable by the human senses. The ones you will recognize are; skunk, of course, diesel, citrus, wood and pine, coffee, herbal, spicy and tropical.
Every being human brain subconsciously has preferences for a particular terpene profile so we generally choose by smell. But, at the end of the joint… whether consuming for personal or medical use, we all go to cannabis for the same thing — the effect.
So this is why ‘we’ at Low Cloud have taken time to survey your minds and find out what pairings will tantalize your brain buds so you can have some fun with creating your own unique ensemble experience.
With so many thoughts about Natures medicine here is one that I love the best. Some recent scientific musings around the terpene subject have dared to name them as extra ordinary components and have called them the, “quintessential fifth element, life force or spirit.
Hmmm I wonder what they were smoking while writing their scientific notes.
Personally I relate to these thoughts about terpenes more than most of the other stuff. But, isn’t it all interesting just the same and it’s cool to know some things about what you are putting into your body and why.
Cheers! Momma j