I’ve been a long time smoker, but just started growing. For as much as I enjoy the physical and mental benefits of each individual strain, the aroma and flavor are two of my favorite parts of growing and smoking. I found some information on Leafly showing the most common terpenes and their flavor profiles. I am not providing a link to the site, because I believe they also have a forum . Here is the information I found:
A great deal of attention is paid to the amount of THC and CBD in a given strain, but newer research suggests that terpenes may be just as impactful. The terpenes present directly affect the plant’s smell. They may also influence the effects produced by specific strains.
According to [Leafly]
With notes of chamomile and tea tree oil, the terpene bisabolol is thought to reduce inflammation and irritation. It may also have microbial and pain-reducing effects.
The peppery, spicy molecule may reduce anxiety, ease symptoms of depression, and improve ulcers.
Linalool is said to help improve relaxation and boost mood with its floral notes.
The most common terpene, this earthy, herbal molecule may help reduce anxiety and [insomnia]
This terpene produces notes of basil, mango, and parsley. Its primary effects may include easing congestion and warding off viruses and bacteria.
As the name suggests, this terpene produces an intense pine aroma. It may help boost memory, reduce pain, and ease some of the not-so-pleasant symptoms of THC, such as nausea and coordination problems.
Cannabis with this compound may smell like apples, cumin, and conifers. It may have sedative, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Bright, zippy citrus notes come from this terpene. It’s said to improve mood and reduce stress.
This terpene is deeply earthy and woody, like hops or cloves. Cannabis strains with this molecule may reduce inflammation.
With notes of eucalyptus and tea tree oil, this molecule is refreshing and invigorating. It may also reduce inflammation and fight bacteria.
What are everyone’s favorite strains in terms of terpene profile? What are your favorite terpenes in general?
Snoop’s Dream was probably the tastiest strain I’ve ever had. Had some in Cali on my last visit to Berkeley. Blue Dream x Master Kush (leafly actually lists this strain in their terpene profile page, lol). Pinene and Myrcene are the dominant terpenes. Myrcene is pretty common. I found Snoop’s Dream to have a great berry aroma with earthy hints. Even at only 18% THC, it still did the trick wonderfully. Linalool is another favorite of mine. Let me know what you think.
Happy smoking and growing everyone.