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Terpenes and Flavonoids

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Terpenoids, or terpenes, are what give flowers and plants their aromas. They are the oils secreted by the hairs on floral leaves and flowers of female plants. Each particular strain has a known health effect, and can be identified by its smell or taste. If you have ever stepped in a pine forest or sniffed a lemon, you will readily recognize pinene and limonene respectively.

Hemp contains more than 100 terpenes, including alpha-bisabolol (used for healing wounds and in cosmetics), beta-caryophyllene (peppery, woody and spicy, sometimes used for arthritis or neuropathy), limonene (which it shares with all citrus fruits and may help mental focus), and myrcene (found in pepper and may have relaxing effects), among many others. (1)

Several studies show they may be helpful with many conditions, including inflammation, pain management, insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc. Importantly, their effects appear amplified when used in conjunction with cannabinoids.

Flavonoids are chemicals found in fruit, vegetables, plants, trees, and flowers. They are excellent antioxidants and help our cells regenerate.

Hemp contains over 20 flavonoids, and each ingredient adds its own features to the mix. Together, they create a final product that has increased potential, especially when combined with the full natural wholesomeness of the hemp plant.

Hempward Farms believes in whole plant therapy, using every part of the leaves and flowers., called "aerial plant parts." We keeps diligent records of third party lab tests, and complete terpene profiles can be found in the Third Party Testing section on our website.

1. Leinow & Birnbaum, CBD, A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis, pp. 29-35


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