What gives each strain its unique color and fragrance? The answer is in the Terpenes. There are hundreds of these fragrant molecules found in nature. Terpenes are the essential oils of cannabis plants that possess strong medicinal benefits.
There is a synergistic dynamic that exists between the terpenes and cannabinoids. Terpenes are known to maximize the benefits of the cannabinoids. An example of this is Myrcene, found in mangoes. Some patients drink mango juice or eat a raw mango, 40 minutes before medicating in order to maximize pain relief.
Terpenes are not just found in cannabis, but in all fruits, herbs, flowers, and vegetables.