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Therapeutic benefits of terpenes may be greater than cannabis itself

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Why are terpenes important?

Une nouvelle enquête a révélé que la plupart des gens ne connaissent pas les termes « effet d’entourage » et « terpènes ». L’éducation reste essentielle , c’est la raison pour laquelle nous avons réuni plusieurs données a ce sujet.

Scientifically speaking, the terpenes are aromatic compounds found in several species of plants and herbs. It is these compounds that give plants their characteristic scents. Essentially, the terpenes give a pine scent like pine, lavender scent like lavender and an orange peel scent like orange peel. They are commonly used to make flavors and fragrances in many consumer products such as perfumes, lotions, and even some foods. But they are most often associated with cannabis. Indeed, more than 200 different terpenes have been found in cannabis plants, a much higher concentration than other plants.

What are the benefits of terpenes?

Many terpenes are classified as bioactive. Basically, this means that they can affect the body when ingested. But it depends on their concentration and how they are consumed. Terpenes bind to receptors in our brain when we consume them. This produces a physiological response which can influence the production of different neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. In other words, terpenes can have a positive impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. This is why they are used in essential oils and aromatherapy to influence mood, stress level, and other health indicators.

To understand the extent of the benefits of terpenes, it's helpful to take a closer look at the research. In addition to all that terpenes can accomplish, a growing body of research suggests that they play a major role in another benefit: the Entourage effect.

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Research shows that there are over 20000 terpenes in the environment, and that they play a number of important roles in the plants they inhabit. Among other responsibilities, they attract pollinators and protect plants by repelling predators. They also help plants recover from damage they have suffered and boost their immune function. But they don't just help plants, humans benefit from the power of terpenes too.

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