All plants have terpenes, each with their own unique qualities.
“Terpene” is the common term for a large class of chemical compounds that affect flavor and smell. These molecules can be further subdivided into two types: Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes.
Monoterpenes like myrcene, limonene, and terpinolen are “light” terpenes. These are responsible for the more floral scents (like geranium, rose, jasmine, kiwi, and apple) that the cannabis plant gives off.
Sesquiterpenes like caryophyllene and humulene are “heavy” terpenes. They’re responsible for the more pungent scents (like skunk, musk, patchouli, tea tree and sandalwood) that the cannabis plant gives off.
Our organic Cherry Mom contains limonene, β-Myrcene, β-Pinene, β-Caryophyllene, and Humulene.
•Limonene is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and other plants. It’s used as a flavoring in foods, beverages, and chewing gum, as an additive to help creams and salves penetrate the skin, and as a fragrance in cleaning products.
•Humulene naturally occurs in clove, basil, hops, and cannabis sativa. It carries a subtle earthy, woody aroma with spicy herbal notes you might recognize in some of your favorite strains.
•β-Caryophyllene is a spicy, peppery terpene found in many different edible plants. Spices like black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, as well as herbs like oregano, basil, hops, and rosemary, are known to exhibit high concentrations of caryophyllene.
•β-Myrcene is present in mangos, bay, thyme, parsley, sweet basil, and hops. It is often used to add fragrance to soaps and cosmetics.
•β-Pinene has a pine-like pungency, hence the name. It’s found in conifer trees, orange peels, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley.
So if you catch a whiff of hops, citrus, pine or pepper in our Cherry Mom flower, thank the terpenes!
For a full list of terpenes in our Cherry Mom and other lab results, visit https://greenriverbotanicals.com/lab-tests/#lab-tests