Terpene Profiles of Popular Strains
For a better understanding of how terpenes work, we’ve broken down a few common strains and their terpene profiles:
Blue Dream is a delightful cross between Blueberry and Haze. It’s slightly sativa-dominant and is popular for its euphoric effects.
Myrcene is the most abundant terpene found in Blue Dream strains (myrcene is also the most commonly found terpene in cannabis.) Myrcene has an earthy flavor which is responsible for the recognizable marijuana smell.
This strain is a popular choice for managing chronic pain and inflammation. Myrcene is also highly synergistic with THC, opening pathways for cannabinoids to travel through the blood-brain barrier and offer a potent high.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is the flavorful child of OG Kush and Durban Poison. It’s an energizing yet relaxing strain.
The terpene profile for GSC is a mixture of the terpenes caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool, among others. Caryophyllene is a spicy, peppery terpene responsible for this strain’s unique flavor. Limonene is more of an energizing terpene and linalool has relaxing effects.
Users find GSC to provide a happy, relaxing high that can also provide relief for pain and inflammation.
This flavorful strain consists of myrcene, linalool, pinene, and caryophyllene. The tropical taste comes from the myrcene, linalool, and limonene paired with earthy, woody scents from caryophyllene and pinene.
The delicious combination produces a calm effect, perhaps due to the terpene caryophyllene, popular for its antidepressant effects paired with myrcene, which provides sedative effects. This terpene combination makes Pineapple Express a delicious, tropical strain with great therapeutic effects.