Terpenes and flavonoids are natural compounds found in cannabis and other plants, which play a vital role in the distinctive effects and aromas of cannabis strains. These compounds also offer unique therapeutic benefits.
Flavonoids are plant pigments that give plants their vibrant colors.
They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
Certain flavonoids found in cannabis, such as quercetin and cannflavin, may have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis.
They are responsible for the characteristic aromas of different cannabis strains, such as fruity, spicy, woody or lemony smells.
Certain terpenes, such as limonene, myrcene, and linalool, may have potential medicinal properties, including anti-anxiety, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory effects.
AND WITH CBD?
When combined with cannabinoids such as CBD and CBG, terpenes and flavonoids create a synergy that enhances the beneficial effects of these compounds.
For example, terpinolene, together with CBD, can potentiate its relaxing effects, while β-caryophyllene can interact with cannabinoid receptors to enhance the anti-inflammatory effect of CBG.