This one terpene meme has it all: Anticancer Terpenes, Allelopathic Terpenes, Insecticidal Terpenes, Insects that Produce or Use Terpenes, Neurological Terpenes, Boiling Points, Flash Points, and a Terpene Classes Chart. These images are developed from The Big Book of Terps and #TerpTalk.
There are 7 primary ways to manipulate the terpene content of cannabis. These methods involve manipulation of terpene content prior to drying and curing, whereafter only preservation is possible. These brief descriptions are based on a supplemental chapter in The Big Book of Terps titled “Manipulating Cannabis for Phytochemical Content,” which begins at page 556.
Allelopathic terpenes are those produced by a plant that affect the germination, growth, propagation, and survival of cohabitant plants. In effect, these are the terpenes of plant chemical warfare. Terpenes and terpenoids have been shown to act as allelopathic agents in many different plants, and in some cases these isoprenoid compounds can affect plants of […]
These terpenes have been shown to act as neurological agents, and are capable of being used in the treatment of a wide variety of neurological conditions. Terpenes can be used to treat neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions as shown:
This image shows insects that biologically produce terpenes, and/or those that use terpenes from other sources. Some insects use terpenes as a method of communication, some use them defensively, while other insects have developed highly specialized ways of making use of terpenes and terpenoids.
This image shows anticancer terpenes including camphene. phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, geraniol, valencene, sabinene, menthol, cedrene, geranyl acetate, cymene, pulegone, elemene, however, there are many more terpenes that exhibit anticancer properties. Find out more by picking up a copy of The Big Book of Terps.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org