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:
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.
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.
Strains containing Pinene:
Cotton Candy Kush
The National Institute of Health reports that pinene has antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, antitumor, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-Leishmania, and analgesic properties.
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!
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.
Strains containing Limonene:
Purple Hindu Kush
White Fire OG
Black Cherry Soda
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.
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.
Strains containing Beta-caryophyllene:
Key Lime Pie
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.
Strains containing linalool:
Mazar I Sharif
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.
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.
Strains containing citral:
Pakistani Chitral Kush
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.
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.
Strains containing Eucalyptal:
Girl Scout Cookie strains
Super Silver Haze
London Pound Cake
Ace of Spades
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.