TerpineCast Encylopedia of Terpines Episode #8


Myrcene is the most common terpine among the cannabis strains. Myrcene is responsible for the peppery, spicy balsam smell in beer. Myrcene is also found in lemongrass, parsley, basil, thyme, and mango.

Smell: herbal, earthy, and fruity

Strains containing Myrcene:

OG Kush

White Widow

Northern Lights

Green Crack

Brude Banner


Blue Dream

Bubba Kush

Mango Kush

Blue Cheese

Critical Mass

Grandaddy Purple



Potential benefits:

The National Institute of Health published a study on Myrcene in July 2021 claiming that it is beneficial for anxiety and has antioxidant, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties.


That may be why, when I open the tent or handle the plant I get a strong peppery accent. Because, many of what I’ve grown are on the list. I’ll add purple haze too.


Well thank you for the info @MidwestGuy i was unknowingly a huge fan of this terp. Northern, bubba, widow and blue dream are my first 4 strains I picked to grow!


Thank you for that info .@Midwest

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Pinene is also a very common terpine found in cannabis. It is the most common terpine found in the natural world. It is notable as a pine smell found in pine needles. Pinene is also found dill, basil, rosemary, and parsley.

Smell: pine

Strains containing Pinene:

Blue Dream

Jack Herer


Strawberry Cough

OG Kush



Cotton Candy Kush


Potential benefits:

The National Institute of Health reports that pinene has antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, antitumor, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-Leishmania, and analgesic properties.


Thank you for this info Sir.

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I’ve got an Ethos Member Berry RBx1 in like week 7 of flower and she’s so heavy with pine and lemon it ain’t even funny!
I plucked a few fans while feeding earlier and accidentally touched my eye and thought I was gonna go blind when it got in there!
It’s a potent, potent combination!
Member Berry is a cross of skunk Berry and Mandarin Sunset.
She can comfortably fit under both of those terpene profiles as she’s heavy with both - in fact she smells just like Lemon PineSol. But somehow much tastier! LOL!

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Limonene is also a very common terpine found in cannabis. It is notable as a citris smell found in lemons, limes, and oranges. It is abundant in the rinds of these fruits. Limonene is also found in broadleaved trees such as red and silver maple, cottonwoods, aspens, and various species of pine. Limonene is widely used in cleaning products and cosmetics.

Smell: lemon/citrus

Strains containing Limonene:

Banana OG

Blue Dream


Lemon G


Purple Hindu Kush

White Fire OG

Wedding Cake

Tahoe OG

Black Cherry Soda

Potential benefits:

The National Institute of Health reports that the therapeutic effects of limonene have been extensively studied, proving anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihyperalgesic, antiviral, and gastroprotective properties.


Well that explains that!
I can add “anti-vision” to that list! :laughing:

There’s another strong, kinda sweet citrus-y, terp in the mix too. It’s not as prevalent as the PineSol but it’s definitely there…

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Beta-caryophyllene is also a very common terpine found in cannabis. Beta-caryophyllene is known to activate cannabinoid receptors in humans in the way THC does; it is therefore considered both a terpine and a cannabinoid. Beta-caryophyllene is also found in basil, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, hops, oregano, and rosemary. Beta-caryophyllene is widely used in soap, food, and cosmetics.

Smell: Spicy/peppery

Strains containing Beta-caryophyllene:


Key Lime Pie



Sour Diesel



Original Glue

White Widow

OG Kush


Potential benefits:

The National Institute of Health reports that Beta-caryophyllene is useful for osteoporosis and has anti-inflammation, pain relief, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial properties.



Linalool is also a very common terpine found in cannabis. Linalool is also found in black tea, wine, coffee, beer, cinnamon, sage, basil, and thyme. Linalool is widely used in perfumes, cosmetics, household cleaners, and foods.

Smell: Lavender/floral

Strains containing linalool:


Amnesia Haze


Mazar I Sharif

Scooby Snacks

LA Confidential

OG Shark

Wedding Mints

Potential benefits:

According to the National Institute of Health, Linalool exerts antimicrobial effects through disruption of cell membranes. The protective effects of linalool to the liver, kidney and lung are owing to its anti-inflammatory activity. On account of its protective effects and low toxicity, linalool can be used in combination with anticancer drugs or antibiotics. Therefore, linalool has a great potential to be applied as a natural and safe alternative therapeutic.


All great info! Thanks :pray:

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Citral is a less common terpine found in cannabis. Citral is also found in myrtle, lemongrass, tea tree, apples, apricots, carrots, cucumber, ginseng, hops, tarragon, lime, lemon, and orange. citral is widely used in soaps, lotions, moisturizers, bath products, aftershave creams, perfumes, colognes, suntan products, and many other skincare products.

Smell: Lemon

Strains containing citral:

Pakistani Chitral Kush

Citral Skunk

Agent Orange

Lemon Skunk

Potential benefits:

According to the National Institute of Health, citral is effective in modulating testosterone, regulating sleep duration, increasing the human metabolic rate, and possesses antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diuretic, and central nervous system–stimulating properties.


Gotta be the citrus smell from the Ethos Member Berry. Lemon Skunk is her mother!

Excellent info!!!

Eucalyptol (AKA cineol)

Eucalyptal is a less common terpine found in cannabis. Eucalyptal is also found in bay leaves, cardamom, tee tree, eucalyptus, and sage. Eucalyptal is widely used in baked goods, flavorings, fragrances, cosmetics, cigarettes, mouthwashes, and OTC pharmaceuticals.

Smell: Mint/menthol

Strains containing Eucalyptal:

Girl Scout Cookie strains

Super Silver Haze

Dutch Treat

London Pound Cake

Strawberry Haze

Ace of Spades

Jolly Rancher

Bubba Kush


GMO Cookies

Potential benefits:

According to the National Institute of Health: the effects of eucalyptol have been studied in several cell and animal models as well as in patients with chronic diseases. Furthermore, eucalyptol can pass the blood-brain barrier and hence can be used as a carrier to deliver drugs to the brain via a microemulsion system. In summary, the various biological activities of eucalyptol such as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as its physicochemical characteristics, make this compound a potentially important drug for the treatment of chronic diseases.



Humulene is a common terpine found in cannabis. Humulene is also found ginseng, hops, clove, sage, and black pepper.

Smell: Earthy, woody, and spicy

Strains containing Humulene:

White Widow



Girl Scout Cookies

Sour Diesel

Pink Kush

Skywalker OG

Original Glue


Potential benefits:

According to the National Institute of Health: The effects of Humulene can boost energy and can help with rheumatism, arthritis, fatigue, inflammation, and memory.