Terpenoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds naturally produced by a large variety of plants and flowers, including cannabis. These compounds are responsible for producing the various aromas these plants produce, and they also possess medically significant characteristics.

What has been surprising to scientists in recent years is that these terpenoids work synergistically with the cannabinoid compounds that cannabis produces to create a host of therapeutic effects. These terpenoids, in effect, enhance the effects of certain cannabinoid compounds like THC. They also help explain why cannabis provides a wide variety of psychoactive effects as well.

There are a multitude of terpenes that scientists have identified. One common example of a terpenoid would be Linalool, naturally produced in Lavender and in several strains of cannabis. Known for its anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-convulsive attributes, its healing properties are enhanced when combined with CBD. Another common example would be Myrcene, a compound prevalent in mangoes and lemongrass and also produced in some cannabis strains, which has been known to have analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmotic properties when combined with THC!