Terpenes are aromatic oils that provide the distinct fragrance and flavors of cannabis plants. Terpenes are formed inside trichomes – tiny resin sacks that give the appearance of crystalline structures on cannabis leaves. Together with cannabinoids, they create the unique effects of a given cannabis strain.

most common terpenes


Limonene, which has a citrusy aroma. Limonene is believed to help relieve stress, anxiety, depression and elevating moods.


Humulene has an earthy, woody aroma, and is believed to offer anti-inflammatory properties.


Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes. It has an earthy-sweet, musky, herbal scent with potentially calming, relaxing, sedative effects.


Linalool is a terpene with a floral aroma similar to lavender. It is believed to produce calming, mood-enhancing effects.


Pinene has a piney aroma with potential to ease pain, inflammation and anxiety, and provide a sense of alertness.


Caryophyllene has a spicy, woody aroma that can provide anti-inflammatory and pain-relief effects, as well as stress relief.


Terpinolene is a terpene with an aroma that is piney, floral and herbaceous. It is associated with uplifting effects.


Ocimene has a sweet, citrusy, herbal and woody aroma.