What are Terpenes or Terpenoids?
If you have ever had a waft of particularly aromatic plants such as lavender, you’ve encountered terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that create the distinct scent of many plants like pine, lavender, and oranges.
However, creating the aroma of hemp and other plants is not the only purpose of these important chemicals. Terpenes serve a protective function for the plant and may also offer some health benefits to the human body.
Terpenes or Terpenoids are primarily responsible for the smell of most plants and some animal compounds.
In the right combinations, they also act on our body’s endocannabinoid system – similar to cannabinoids.
The key difference is that the body absorbs and uses terpenes in different ways that affect our general health and well-being.