What are terpenes and terpenoids?

"Terpenes are a class of organic compounds produced by many different plants and even some animals. Terpenes are the main constituents of resins and essential oils of plants and flowers.

A terpene becomes a terpenoid when the original chemical structure is modified, although many writers use the word terpene to cover the full range of these compounds. Cannabinoids are a type of terpene.

Terpenes are often very aromatic, and serve a biological function such as protection from the weather, attracting insects, or fighting off predators and diseases.

Terpenes are very common in the trichomes of cannabis flowers, and recent studies suggest that whole plant cannabis extracts with the original terpenoids are incredibly beneficial for human health.

Here are some common terpenes also found in cannabis:

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