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5 Terpenes You Want to Know About

5 Terpenes You Want to Know About

By Danielle Tscherne

OMNI Medical Marijuana Doctors Patient Education

Let me first explain what a terpene is before we dive into the top 5 terps you should know about!


Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons (among the hundreds of chemical compounds found in cannabis) that plants (all plants) manufacture, which have 2 functions:


5 Terpenes You Want to Know About


First, the terpenes have a job of acting as a defense mechanism to deter potential predators from eating the plant while it is growing. In the same sense, some terpenes even attract species of predators who naturally feed on the plants!