What is the difference between flavonoids and terpenes? Terp Talk

Russ Hudson describes the primary differences between flavonoids and terpenes – the differences we as humans can detect in the real world, not the chemical or molecular differences. Hudson reads directly from The Big Book of Terps, and can send you a signed hardcover copy of the book if you email him at russ@thebigbookofterps.com

How do Humans Perceive Terpenes? Terp Talk

In this video, Russ Hudson reads a passage from The Big Book of Terps that describes exactly how humans perceive these volatile molecules through olfactory receptors. This passage describes this process using the monocyclic monoterpene, Limonene, as a precise example. A related quote from Dr. Ethan Russo – the world’s leading researcher on the Entourage […]

The 2 Types of Limonene Explained

If you think that limonene tastes and smells of citrus, you’re at least half wrong. That’s because there are two distinct variations of this monocyclic monoterpene, each with its own flavor and scent profile, one of which is NOT citrusy. This article explains the different variations of limonene, a Top 5 terpene in cannabis.

Putting the ‘oid’ in Terpenoids, Flavonoids, Cannabinoids

The ‘oid’ in terpenoids, flavonoids, and cannabinoids has deliberate meaning that imparts specific scientific information about the phytochemical in question. Learning what this ‘oid’ ending means can help to automatically determine several details about a molecule. In most cases, flavonoids and cannabinoids will naturally end in ‘oid,’ but the terpene family of hydrocarbons often don’t […]

GIFs – Top Ten Flavonoids in Cannabis (Molecules)

This post features GIFs of the Top 10 Flavonoids in Cannabis, showing the entire rotating molecule of each.  This ranking of the top 10 flavonoids in cannabis is based on laboratory tests of various strains, and is arranged by concentration from primary to secondary flavonoid constituents. These include flavonoids found in many plants around the […]

Microorganisms Trained to Poop Terpenes

Scientists have “trained” some microorganisms to poop terpenes, including many of the most common terpenes normally found in cannabis.  These microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, algae, and even cutworm larvae, but E. coli is the champion of biotransformation, with scientists engineering these common bacteria to produce several different monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes as “waste” products.  However, although […]

Terpenes: The Most-Spoken Language in the World

Move over, English; Terpenes are by far the world’s biggest communication medium.  Used by plants, insects, fungi, and bacteria to communicate and interact with the world, terpenes are a type of language that can be easily understood across species and kingdoms.  In fact, if you were to lump all the man-made languages of earth together, […]