Terpenes, Hemp, and Cannabis

Certain marijuana strains like Banana Kush and Grape Ape are recognized for their strong fruity scents. Likewise, you may recognize other familiar scents while smelling and tasting hemp products. This is because some of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis, such as myrcene, limonene, and linalool, are also highly concentrated in other common plants. For example, myrcene is partly responsible for the smell and taste of hops in cannabis. Limonene, on the other hand, produces the scent of citrus while linalool produces the scent of lavender.

Bluebird Botanicals’ full-spectrum extracts contain a bountiful array of these terpenes. In fact, hemp contains up to 120 different terpenes and terpenoids. Check out the most common terpenes found in hemp and their associated scents:

  • Myrcene – hops
  • Delta 3 Carene – sweet, earthy, and piney
  • Terpineol – lilac
  • Valencene – citrus
  • Geraniol – rose
  • Limonene – citrus
  • Linalool – lavender
  • Caryophyllene – cloves and black pepper
  • Pinene – pine
  • Alpha-bisabolol – sweet and floral
  • Eucalyptol – eucalyptus
  • Trans-nerolidol – woody
  • Humulene – hops

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