What Are Terpenes?

What Are Terpenes?

You may have heard of the word “terpenes” when talking about CBD. Don’t be fooled by the fancy term! We are surrounded by terpenes in our daily life.


What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are fragrant oils found in hemp and other plants. The strong fragrances you smell every day – a citrusy orange, that pine tree aroma – those are terpenes.

Terpenes bind to receptors in the human body and carry a variety of health benefits. In fact, certain significant terpenes have been used for centuries in therapeutic applications such as encouraging relaxation or fighting inflammation.

By adding selected terpenes to CBD products, the naturally occurring health benefits are increased. The complimentary effects terpenes offer can help hone in on what you are trying to achieve when taking CBD.

Besides the extra health benefits they offer on their own, they can also contribute to maximizing cannabinoid absorption and enhancing overall effects.

Here are the most important terpenes to know.



Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene and has often been used in aromatherapy since ancient times for its beneficial health properties. The scent of linalool has been shown to promote feelings of calm and well-being.

Humulene is a natural terpene abundant in hops, sage, ginger and ginseng. Humulene has also been used for centuries in Chinese medicine due to its potential benefits to soothe inflammation.  
Myrcene is a natural terpene found in essential oils sourced from a multitude of plants. Research into essential oils like Myrcene show it can offer a wide array of benefits including support for the body’s pain and inflammatory response.   
Limonene is a terpene found in the peels of citrus fruits and in other plants. Studies show that d-limonene exerts a measurable anti-stress actions on the body and specifically, the nervous system. In addition, Limonene may also have mood-elevating effects.  
Beta-Pinene is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, also is found in rosemary, pine trees, and coniferous trees and is known for its woody-green pine-like scent. It has been shown to have health benefits, especially when combined with cannabinoids and other ingredients that influence brain chemistry.  
Beta-Caryophyllene is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, also found in cloves, hops, and rosemary known for its spicy, black pepper scent. Beta-caryophyllene has been shown to help the body’s inflammatory response process.

Original Hemp combines high-quality full spectrum hemp extract with clinically researched ingredients, specially selected terpenes, and natural flavors to deliver safe and effective products that provide the results you are looking for.


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