Terpenes are a large class of organic compounds found in many plants. They are found in the oils of a variety of plants. Out of more than 20,000 terpenes, cannabis plants produce around 100. Cannabis plants have high levels of terpenes in them.
Terpenes are the reason plants have strong and distinct flavor, smells, and color. There are many strains of cannabis, and terpenes help us identify which strain can be beneficial.
If cannabinoids and terpenes work together, they will have stronger effects and if they are working against each other, the effects could be very negative.
Cannabis and personalization
Personalized medicine is defined as a medicine that is made according to each patient’s unique clinical and genetic information. If you have enough information about your endocannabinoid system, you can make cannabis a personalized medicine.
Scientists spend a lot of time discussing the genetics of different plants. All medical information is indicated by plant strains and terpenes to help us in identifying different strains.
Cannabis medical care enables a patient to control their treatment. The patient can choose from different cannabis strains according to their medical needs. They can also decide what should be the dosage amount.
Doctors look for the best treatment, considering each patient’s unique condition. Data about genetic, clinical, and environmental information is collected
There are around 800 strains of cannabis, all with different cannabinoid ratios and terpenes profiles. All these strains have different medical benefits. Patients can select from all these strains according to their unique condition.
After selecting the right strain, you can enjoy more personalization through temperature control. Different terpenes vaporize at different temperatures. If you customize the temperature according to your need, it can maximize the effect of the treatment.
You can also personalize your medicine by controlling the dose level. The amount of dosage has a direct effect on the patient.
Benefits of terpenes
Terpenes have several benefits:
- Inhibits cancer cell growth
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- Increase cognitive functioning
- Reduces stress level
Types of terpenes
There are several types of terpenes found in cannabis:
Limonene is found in citrus and gives them their distinctive smell. It is a well-known anti-depressant.
It is the most common type of terpene found in cannabis. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxant.
It has a slightly sedative, antibacterial, and anti-cancerous properties.
It is found in pine needles and is responsible for their distinctive smell. It is Energetic and therapeutic.
It is used as a hunger-suppressant. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory characteristics.
It has sedative and anti-epileptic properties. It is found in more than 150 plants.
It can reduce the growth of cancer cells. It is also used for treating pain and depression. It can also reduce arthritis pain.
If you use these different types of terpenes properly, they can really help in treating different diseases. You must know how to combine different terpenes and what should be the dosage amount.