What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the main organic compound found in essential oils that provide plants with their unique aroma. With cannabis, terpenes are secreted in the flowers sticky resin glands, the same ones that produce THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain has a unique terpene profile.
Terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system in a similar way to cannabinoids, and have been found to influence neurotransmitters in the brain which provides a therapeutic effect on have different effects on our mood and body. We have infused strain specific terpenes into a majority of our products for the added therapeutic value. The following terpenes can be found in Illuminent products.
Alpha and Beta Pinene has a pine scent. It promotes alertness, memory retention and counteracts effects caused by THC.
Myrcene, has a earthy, herbal scent with notes of citrus. Myrcene has sedative and relaxing effects which are said to help with muscle tension, sleeplessness, pain, depression and inflammation.
Limonene has a familiar citrus aroma, said to assist with elevating your mood, and reliving stress. Limonene is an antifungal, anti-bacterial, and mood-enhancer.
Caryophyllene presents with a spicy, wood aroma. Caryophyllene may assist with gastrointestinal complication, arthritis and autoimmune disorders.
Linalool, has a sweet floral aroma. It possesses sedative properties and can relieve anxiety.
Ocimene is characterized by a sweet woodsy aroma and is said to have potent antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, decongestant, and antibacterial properties.
terpinolene has a fresh piney, floral, herbal aroma. Terpinolene has sedative properties, and acts as an antifungal, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent.
Guaiol has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Guaiol is an alcohol found in the oil of cypress pine and guaiacum.
Humulene is characterized as a subtle earthy, woody aroma with spicy herbal notes. Humulene is therapeuticly used as a appeteite suppressant, pain reliever, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
- Alleviates Pain and Promotes Relation
- Encourages a Sense of Well-Being
- Assists with Sleep Disorders such as Insomnia
- Decreases Social Anxiety
- Restores Balance in times of Elevated Stress
- Assists with Focus and Motivation
- Energizes your Body and Mind
- Sparks Creativity
- Assists with Depression by Elevating your Mood