Phyto-Tec Terpene Discussion
Thank you for visiting the Phyto-Tec Terpene Discussion blog. While many of us are familiar with terpenes in a broad sense, many do not know that terpenes are also the major constituents of essential oils. Essential oils, terpenes, and aromatherapy in general have been studied for centuries across various cultures and are believed to yield a wide range of health benefits. While many of these uses in medicine are largely unfounded, many terpenes have their own unique role in nature. I will be routinely updating this blog to include brief updates on various different terpenes and other volatile organic compounds of interest. All information found in these blog posts are for educational purposes only and should not be used to make lifestyle or health choices. Terpenes and other VOC's are still hazardous materials and should only be handled under the supervision of trained professionals.
The first installment will briefly address is the terpene beta-Caryophyllene, a sesquiterpene that is one of the most important components in nearly every strain profile. Myrcene and beta-Caryophyllene are the most abundantly occurring cannabis terpenes.