Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. These are secreted in the flowers sticky resin glands, the same ones that secrete other cannabinoids. Over 120 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. In addition to this, each terpene is associated with its own unique effects. Getting your cannabis product tested for terpene content will not only help you to choose your strain but will also ensure that you are getting that right potency required for desired pharmacological effect.
Significance of terpene analysis
- - Helping patients identify the right strain for their symptom
- - Helping breeders and growers to get deep insight of the terpene content in their respective strains.
- - Helping researchers and health care providers to customize their terpene content for better pharmacological effects.
Terpenes and terpenoids are the primary building block of plant resins or "essential oils" and contribute to the scent, flavor, colors and related pharmacological activity. Knowing the terpene content can help a consumer choose a product to match the desired effect. Synfine can identify 22 different terpene compounds using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector (FID).
Synfine Research terpene profiling in cannabis products:
- pIsopropyltoluene (p-cymene)