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What Are Mono and Sesquiterpenes?

What Are Mono and Sesquiterpenes?

Posted by Matt Leonetti (he/him), NurseGrown Organics co-founder and farm manger on 8th Mar 2022

The chemical structure of terpinolene in 3DI’m sure we’ve all heard the term terpene used, especially as it’s been popularized by the booming cannabis industry. Terpenes are aromatic oils that give pl … read more
Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Posted by April Hatch, MPH, RN on 2nd Mar 2022

My grandmother showed the medicinal value of plants from as early as I can remember. Ginger for this, or mustard seed paste for that, there was always something she was able to whip up for the treatme … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Guiaol

Terpene Tuesday: Guiaol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 16th Nov 2021

TERPENE: Guaiol (g-why-ee-ol). Also called champacol (champ-uh-call).FOUND IN: Guaiacum plant, Cypress pines, nutmeg, tea tree, apples, cumin, and lilacsAROMA/FLAVOR : Pine, wood, roseBENEFITS: Ant … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Fenchol

Terpene Tuesday: Fenchol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 3rd Nov 2021

TERPENE: Fenchol (fench-all)FOUND IN: Basil, aster flowers, eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, and citrus fruitsAROMA/FLAVOR: Herbal, earthy, pineyEFFECTS: Invigorating, upliftingBENEFITS: anti-m … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Trans-nerolidol

Terpene Tuesday: Trans-nerolidol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 26th Oct 2021

TERPENE: Trans-nerolidol (tranz neh-row-lye-doll)FOUND IN: Neroli, ginger, jasmine, lavender, tea tree, and lemongrassAROMA/FLAVOR: Woody, fruity citrus, apples, and roseEFFECTS: Relaxing, slightly se … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Pulegone

Terpene Tuesday: Pulegone

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 28th Sep 2021

TERPENE: PulegoneFOUND IN:. Catnip, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Creeping Charlie, Palo Santo, Peppermint SpearmintAROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet, mintyEFFECTS: CalmingSedatingBENEFITS: Insect repellantFood preserv … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Carene

Terpene Tuesday: Carene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 14th Sep 2021

TERPENE: Carene (care-een)FOUND IN: Lemons, allspice, rosemary, basil, cedar, pine, and turpentineAROMA/FLAVOR: Fir needles, musky earth, and damp woodlands EFFECTS: promote memory retention and ale … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Bisabolol

Terpene Tuesday: Bisabolol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 31st Aug 2021

TERPENE: Bisabolol (BISSA-bowl-all)FOUND IN: German Chamomile, Candeia Tree, SageAROMA/FLAVOR: Apple, honey, woodBENEFITS: Anti-inflammatoryAnti-irritantAnti-microbialHealing PromotionAnalgesicAnti- … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Phellandrene

Terpene Tuesday: Phellandrene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN (she/her) on 17th Aug 2021

TERPENE: Phellandrene (fell-and-reen)FOUND IN: EucalyptusDillMintBlack pepperCinnamonParsleyPineLavenderWater fennelGinger grassAROMA/FLAVOR: minty, woody, citrusBENEFITS: Antifungal AntibacterialA … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Valencene

Terpene Tuesday: Valencene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 27th Jul 2021

TERPENE: Valencene (vah-len-seen)FOUND IN: Grapefruit, tangerines, oranges, nectarines, mangoes, Chinese bayberry, and Valencia oranges.AROMA/FLAVOR: Sweet, citrus, herb, woodEFFECTS: Euphoria/mood … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Terpineol

Terpene Tuesday: Terpineol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 15th Jul 2021

TERPENE: TerpineolFOUND IN: Lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, lapsang souchong tea, and pine treesAROMA/FLAVOR: Lilac, lime, pine smokeEFFECTS: Relaxing - to the point of couch lockBENEFITS: Anti … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 29th Jun 2021

TERPENE: Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene (al-fa pine-een, bay-tah pine-een)FOUND IN: Pine trees,rosemary, parsley, dill, basil, frankincense, cypress, juniper berry, helichrysum, and some varieties of ci … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Borneol

Terpene Tuesday: Borneol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 22nd Jun 2021

TERPENE: Borneol (bore-knee-all)FOUND IN: Camphorweed mugwort, wormwood, sagebrush, american beautyberry, sambong, resurrection lilyAROMA/FLAVOR: Woody, earthyEFFECTS: Improves circulationReduces bl … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Eucalyptol

Terpene Tuesday: Eucalyptol

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 16th Jun 2021

TERPENE: Eucalyptol (yew-cah-lip-tall)FOUND IN: Rosemary, sage, sweet basil, bay leaves, tea tree, cardamom, camphor, laurel, mugwort, wormwoodAROMA/FLAVOR: Strong, cooling, minty, spicyEFFECTS: Enh … read more
Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Terpenes: The Essential Oils of Cannabis

Posted by April Hatch, MPH, RN on 25th May 2021

My grandmother showed the medicinal value of plants from as early as I can remember. Ginger for this, or mustard seed paste for that, there was always something she was able to whip up for the treatme … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Posted by Susan Lyn, RN on 18th May 2021

TERPENE: Bergamotene (berg-uh-muh-teen), alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene.Sturdy black pepper scent that aids in the defense of plants against predators. It is an aroma element of several … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

Posted by Susan Lyn on 27th Apr 2021

TERPENE: Phytol - fahy-tawlPhytol is used to ward off insect predators as well as help prevent unwanted invaders in the soil while supporting healthy bacterias. FOUND IN: Green tea, mint, basil, tarr … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol

Posted by Susan Lyn on 13th Apr 2021

TERPENE: Geraniol, juh-rey-nee-awlThe unique synthesis of geraniol is from within honey bees, who produce it in their scent glands as both a marker for nectar-bearing fruits and as a territorial mech … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Ocimene

Terpene Tuesday: Ocimene

Posted by Susan Lyn on 16th Mar 2021

TERPENE: Ocimene \ ˈäsəˌmēn \ monoterpeneOcimene is a natural insecticide for plants. Some users find that cultivars (strains) high in ocimene can make them cough more, which links to its possible d … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Camphene

Terpene Tuesday: Camphene

Posted by Susan Lyn on 9th Mar 2021

TERPENE: Camphene, ˈkam-ˌfēnCamphene is a minor terpene. Camphene was used as a fuel for lamps oil before the Civil War, but was replaced with kerosene when found to be highly explosive. Camphene h … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 2nd Mar 2021

TERPENE: Terpinolene \ tərˈpinᵊl ēn \ monoterpeneFOUND IN: Apples, lilacs, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, conifers, cumin, and tea tree oilAROMA/FLAVOR: Smoky, woody aroma; floral, fruity flavor EFFECTS: Inc … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Linalool, li-nal-oh-awlFOUND IN: Most recognizable in lavender but also found in citrus, birch, rosewood, laurel and coriander. Whether it’s found in cannabis or in lavender essential oil,Li … read more
Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Limonene \ ˈli-mə-ˌnēn \ monoterpeneLimonene has two types: d-limonene and a-limonene. This terpene is the third most common terpene in cannabis, and the second most common terpene in nature. … read more
​Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

​Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 2nd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Humulene \ ˈhyümyəˌlēn \ alpha-humulene or α-caryophylleneFOUND IN: Humelene is found not only in cannabis, but in hops, basil, clove, black pepper, sage, and ginseng. It is a cannabis plant’ … read more

Trust Your Nose: Terpenes and Cannabis

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 7th Jan 2021

There's a lot of information online about Terpenes and Cannabis. It can get pretty complex, but I'd like to just break it down for you.I like to call terpenes the essential oil of the plant. They a … read more


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