You Need to Know About Terpenes

You may have heard the term terpenes thrown around in your search for the best vaporizer in Australia, having no idea what it actually means. Today we'll be explaining what this vital compound is as well as its effects on your smoking experience. 

If you want to get the absolute best session to suit your personal smoking preference, make sure to keep reading to find out all you need to know about these aromatic elements.

What is a Terpene?

Terpenes are a natural compound found in plants and plant-derived products. They're responsible for the flavour and smell of every plant on earth. There are over 100 terpenes that have been identified, each with its own unique flavour and scent profile. 

Some herbal connoisseurs believe that different terpenes strains have various medicinal benefits. Some recent studies back this fact up, concluding that the terpenes found in your herbal mixtures can determine more than the way it smells and tastes but can also determine how they work on a chemical level. 

Whereas cannabinoids bind to receptors located in the brain and throughout the body, it's been suggested that terpenes have a role in this binding process and how it occurs. It's even been recommended that the strain of terpenes can even affect how other compounds found within your herbs can affect your mood. 

Common Terpenes

Your herbs will share a lot of similar terpenes that are seen in common plants like lavender and citrus fruits, which have been used medicinally for centuries. 

How Terpenes Affect Your Herbal Mixture?

While the exact effects of terpenes aren't known, herbal connoisseurs across the globe view these compounds as something that can enhance and affect your overall smoking experience through flavour and scent.

As well as scent and taste, terpenes have different vaporization temperatures that many believe can work to affect your mood. Some of the most commonly found terpenes include:

Caryophyllene: This terpene gives off a similar scent to pepper and cinnamon and should be vaped at around 130℃. They have shown relief for those with ulcers and as a general pain relief treatment. 

Myrcene: Also found in Mango, Lemongrass, Thyme, and Hops, Myrcene offers a fresh and light scent, often used in air fresheners. This terpene should be vaped at around 165℃ and shows potential value in helping relieve inflammation, pain, and insomnia. 

Limonene: Is one of the most commonly used terpenes in the world. Limonene is found in citrus fruit rind, rosemary, and peppermint and has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, and pain. It should be vaped at around 175℃ for effective results.  

Linalool: Found in Lavender, which has been used for centuries for its relaxing scent and aroma. Linalool should be vaped at just below 198°C. It's been a century-long solution to improve an individual's mood and help with depression and insomnia.

Pinene: Found in pine, basil, and dill and commonly used to freshen air and clothes, pinene has been used to reduce pain and anxiety and treat ulcers and asthma. For the best results from these terpenes, you should be vaping at around 155℃.

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