Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds that are produced by a variety of plants. Terpenes are incredibly fragrant and are what give cannabis it’s incredible aromatic diversity.
You are probably more familiar with terpenes than you realise: limonene for lemon and pinene for pine are two incredibly well-known terpenes.
Like cannabinoids, terpenes interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. They each have their individual properties and when taken alongside cannabinoids, may produce what is known as the ‘entourage effect’.