Terpenes are the primary essential oil found in many types of plants and flowers. They are aromatic in nature with each plant variety having its own distinctive flavor such as citrus, berry, mint, or pine.

Many Terpenes are found in Hemp plants. This seems to support the findings that hemp is now known for its medicinal qualities. A company known as Joy Organics has developed a process to extract these healthful essential oils while preserving their medicinal qualities.

Learn About Joy's Hemp Extraction Process

Below are the common Terpenes with their associated healthful benefits.  I've included photos of the other plants a particular terpene is found in to help associate its benefit and aroma as I am a visual learner.

Common Terpenes

HUMULENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, inhibits tumor growth.  Hints of cloves, coriander and hops.

Humulene Terpenes have a hint of Clove
Cloves
Oregano
Coriander
Humulene Terpenes have a hint of Hops
Hops

LIMONENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Elevated mood, stress relief, mental focus, anti-fungal, antibacterial, immuno-stimulant.  Hints of citrus, lemon and orange.

Citris
Citrus
Limonene has hints of clemon
Lemons
Limonene Terpene has hints of orange.
Oranges

LINALOOL

Potential Medical Benefits: Anti-epileptic, muscle relaxant, mood enhancement, stress relief, anti-anxiety. Hints of birch, lavender and rosewood.

Linalool terpenes have a hint of birch
Birch
Linalool terpenes have a hint of lavender
Lavender
Linalool terpenes have a hint of Rosewood
Rosewood

CARYOPHYLLENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Stress relief, sleep aid, antibacterial, antioxidant, pain relief, and muscle spasm control. Hints of basil, cinnamon, oregano, and pepper.

CARYOPHYLLENE Potential Medical Benefits: Stress relief, sleep aid, antibacterial, antioxidant, pain relief, and muscle spasm control. Hints of basil, cinnamon, oregano, and pepper.
Basil
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Oregano
Oregano
Pepper
Pepper

PINENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Alertness, relieves short-term memory loss, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, inhibits cancer cell growth. Hints of pine, rosemary and sage.

Potential Medical Benefits: Alertness, relieves short-term Pinene oil hints of pine, rosemary and sage.
Pine
Potential Medical Benefits: Alertness, relieves short-term memory loss, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, Pinene oil hints of pine, rosemary and sage.
Rosemary
Pinene has hints of pine, rosemary and sage.
Sage

MYRCENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Relaxation, sedation, appetite stimulant, helps with insomnia, pain, and inflammation. Hints of of bay leaves, citrus, lemon grass and mango.

Bay Leaves
Bay Leaves
Citris
Citrus
Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass
Mango
Mango

OCIMENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial. Hints of mango, mint and orchid.

Mango
Mango
Mint
Mint
Orchid
Orchid

TERPINOLENE

Potential Medical Benefits: Inhibits cancer cell growth, anti-fungal and antibacterial. Hints of apple, lilac and nutmeg.

Apples
Apples
Lilac
Lilac
Nutmeg
Nutmeg

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