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Terpene Spotlight: Nerolidol

Nerolidol is useful terpene found in several strains of cannabis. It has multiple therapeutic uses, but it seems to excel at killing things that can harm plants and humans. Bacteria, fungi, parasites, spider mites, head lice, and malaria all quail in the face of this mighty terpene. Despite its mercenary qualities, humans can safely ingest it and inhale it.

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Terpene Spotlight: Camphene

Like most aspects of cannabis, camphene’s medicinal properties are under-researched. Despite that, it does appear to be excellent for cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, there’s just so much we don’t know about this common cannabis terpene.

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Terpene Spotlight: Borneol

The first time I drove through Nevada I fell in love with the way the desert smells at night. I didn’t know it at the time, but that scent comes from sagebrush, the state flower. Sagebrush is high in borneol, which is part of the reason it smells so good. Borneol is another terpene commonly found in cannabis, but we don’t know much about it yet.

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Terpene Spotlight: Geraniol

If that is true, it’s safe to say that geraniums feel quite affectionate toward their fellow creatures. The almost rose-like scent of geraniums is created by the abundant levels of geraniol, also known as lemonol.

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Myrcene and Cannabis

Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis. It’s commonly believed that myrcene helps THC pass through the blood-brain barrier more efficiently, which results in a stronger, faster high.

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Herb Spotlight: Damiana

This week we would like to give thanks to the magnificent plant Damiana, a household staple in all of our homes. This herb has the potential to create balance in multiple areas of the body, mind and emotional state of being.

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Terpene Spotlight: Eucalyptol or Cineole

Eucalyptol, also known as cineole, is commonly used as a flavoring agent in everything from foods to toothpaste to cough drops. Like many of the terpenes we’ve covered, it’s also an effective insecticide.

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Terpene Spotlight: Pinene

Pinene is the most common terpene found in the plant world, possibly because it’s a natural insect repellant. (Although it doesn’t repel all insects — olive flies use it as an aphrodisiac.) Unsurprisingly, it has a very piney aroma, making it easy to identify.

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Herb Spotlight: Hawthorn Berries

As a company who is committed to being a solid and complete platform for education, we are dedicated to sharing our wide range of plant knowledge with you! One of our many practices we’ve chosen to convey information is a new weekly tradition #TinctureThursday (4 weeks strong,) on Instagram.

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What to do with Stinging Nettles: Herb Spotlight

It has been used for centuries all over the world. It can be dried and used for teas and infusions, applied topically, eaten, and used for textiles because of it’s tightly woven fibers (similar to hemp.)

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