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Everything You Need to Know About THC
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most researched and famous cannabinoid known today. Discovered in 1964 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, THC is considered the cause of the euphoria sensation that many describe as being "high." Despite the negative stigma associated with THC, research indicates that this mind-altering phytocannabinoid can offer theraputic benefits for many related conditions and symptoms.
Everything You Need to Know About CBD
From skincare to pharmaceuticals to cocktails, CBD seems to be everywhere we go. There is currently a range of products available containing Cannabidiol (CBD) that we can integrate into our health and well-being routines. As its popularity continues to grow, so does research, the industry’s perspective, and consumers’ awareness. Yet, there is still a lot to discover.
Everything You Need to Know About CBN
Since the first research study on THC in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam to the now booming CBD market, a lot has changed. Even with the tremendous growth in the accessibility of cannabis, we are still learning new information about the hundreds of cannabinoids that can alleviate a plethora of illnesses and diseases. CBN, an abbreviation for cannabinol, is just the newest compound to enter the lineup of relief available at Trulieve that promises to do that and more.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes and terpenoids provide the essential oils of many types of medicinal plants and flowers. A comprehensive terpene wheel has over 20,000 terpene types; yet, Cannabis has more than two hundred terpenes identified, and only a few have been studied. Terpenes are "fat-loving" compounds that readily cross the blood-brain barrier and are the foundation behind essential oils and aromatherapy. That's why cannabis aroma is no different; its therapeutic properties can soothe body and mind functions. Here is a list of some commonly found Cannabis Terpenes.
Terpenes and terpenoids provide the essential oils of many types of medicinal plants and flowers. Both terms are used interchangeably and reference the beautiful bevy of aroma that makes each cannabis cultivar uniquely beneficial. However, it's more accurate to say that the interaction or combination between the flavonoids and the terpenes contributes to the unique fragrance and taste of marijuana.
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Found in pine needles, rosemary, and basil, Pinene acts as an anti-inflammatory, a bronchodilator, and may aid in memory functions. Pinene holds excellent potential for COPD and Alzheimer’s Disease and has been and has been used as an anti-cancer agent in Chinese medicine.
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Commonly found in lavender, Linalool is an analgesic (pain reliever), has anti-anxiety properties, is an anti-inflammatory, reduces seizures, and is a local anesthetic. It is also believed to improve immunity and has been used in the treatment of lung inflammation.
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Described as earthy and herbal. Myrcene is recognized as a potent anti-inflammatory, a pain reliver, muscle relaxant, and sedative. In the case of cannabinoids, myrcene can increase the speed of action and effects are felt faster.
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Found in lemon and citrus, Limonene is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. It stimulates the immune system, has anti-anxiety properties, and has been shown to have potent antibacterial and antifungal benefits. It is also believed to potentially help in the suppression of breast cancer cells.
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Terpinolene is considered lightly to moderately sedative. Although it is generally present in cannabis cultivars, it is usually found in moderate amounts and predominantly in Sativa strains with higher THC content.
About one in ten strains is dominant in terpinolene. Apart from its fresh scent, it possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties, and research suggests it may act as an insect repellent. This terpene is…
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Found in Hops and Sativa strains, Humulene is believed to be an active mechanism in fighting tumors and has been shown to exhibit antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus Aureus. Additionally, it has been used to facilitate weight loss by appetite suppressing benefits.
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A well-known active principle of black pepper, it is a potent anti-inflammatory and can protect against gastric issues.
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Commonly found in parsley, orchids, and mint. Ocimene can potentially suppress the production of different inflammatory substances emitted by the immune system and may help treat diabetes symptoms by inhibiting key enzymes’ proliferation.
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Contains sedative properties with a floral or woody aroma. It is believed to be an effective agent to fight malaria and ulcers, and an anti-cancer agent from its ability to disrupt the membrane of cancer cells.
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Valencene is an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and has skin protectant benefits. A recent study showed that valencene could boost the efficacy of the chemotherapy drug, Doxorubicin.
Strains high in Valencene produce euphoria, mood elevation, aids with alertness, and promotes cognitive functions
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Bisabolol's medicinal benefits include anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and analgesic properties. It can also enhance other molecules' absorption by the skin's dermal layers, making it ideal for topical formulations.
Commonly known for its floral, fresh, and sweet aroma, Bisabolol has calming effects and is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Also found in…
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Known for its earthy and refreshing aroma. It has shown potential benefits as an antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant agent.
One of the most common plants identified with this terpene is Basil; however, it is also present in eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, aster flowers, and citrus fruits. Its fragrance is perceived as herbal, earthy, and can taste like camphor or piney.
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Characterized by its peppery, spicy profile found in plants like cloves, cinnamon, or black pepper, Caryophyllene Oxide is often present in anti-inflammatory salves and topicals. Its potential benefis are related to alcohol craving reduction, anti-cancer, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antidepressant.
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Known for its woody, minty, and mildly citrus aroma, a-Phellandrene has several benefits such as pain management, anti-cancer, fungicide, and anti-inflammatory. It acts as an analgesic and is considered an anti-cancer component because it has been shown to decrease human liver tumor cells’ viability.
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