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By: MHI | June 15, 2018

7 Surprising Health Benefit Of Terpenes

All plants get their unique aroma from organic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes can be defined as organic non-psychoactive, pungent hydrocarbons secreted from hair-like trichomes found in the buds of plants. Terpenes have been mentioned more frequently with cannabis users each year.

Terpenes protect plants against bacteria, fungi, and parasites. It prevents pest infestation and protects the plant during high temperatures. In fact, terpenes evaporate rapidly. The smell of fresh flowers or dried leaves on a sunny day is actually the smell of terpenes released through evaporation.

Terpenes are also known to be beneficial to humans and have many health benefits, some of which are mentioned belo...