What are terpenes? Terpenes are a special class of essential oils produced by many plants and some insects. Terpenes are aromatic compounds responsible for giving cannabis and other plants their distinctive scents. Far from being just a series of phenomenal scents, these little molecules may have far-reaching therapeutic benefits.

Below are some of the terpenes we use in our infused honey products.

Terpene
Aroma
Potential Benefits

Myrcene

Sedating, relaxing, antioxidant, Used to treat insomnia, pain, inflammation.

Also found in thyme, mango and lemongrass.

Limonene

Uplifting, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer. Can aid with anxiety, depression and digestive issues.

Also found in citrus fruit.

Ocimene

Antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, decongestant, anti-bacterial.

Also found mint, parsley, pepper, basil, mangoes, orchids, kumquats.

Humulene

Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and appetite suppressant.

Also found in hops.

Linalool

Mood enhancement, sedation, treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease.

Also found in lavender, birch bark.

Eucalyptol

Anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, pain relief, stress relief, treatment of Alzheimer's.

Also found in eucalyptus, tea tree, and bay leaves.

Terpinolene

Uplifting, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer.

Also found lilacs, tea tree, nutmeg, cumin, and apples.

Bisabolol

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain & stress relief.

Also found in German chamomile.

Geraniol

Anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant.

Also found in rose oil, lemongrass, fruit and berries.

Terpineol

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, sedative, stress relief.

Also found in lilacs, pine trees, lime blossoms, and eucalyptus.

Delta 3 Carene

Anti-inflammatory, sedative, treatment of Alzheimer's.

Also found in rosemary, basil, bell pepper, cedar and turpentine.

Valencene

Anti-inflammatory, insectifugal.

Also found in sweet oranges.

Caryophyllene

Stress relief, treatment of pain, anxiety/depression, ulcers.

Also found in black pepper, basil, cloves, cinnamon and oregano.

Nerolidol

Antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and antimicrobial.

Also found in jasmine, tea tree, and lemongrass.

Pinene

Alertness, memory retention, treatment of asthma, pain, inflammation, ulcers, anxiety, cancer.

Also found in conifer trees, orange peels, turpentine, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley.