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The Cannabis Terpenes

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Plant Bioactive Compound Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Cluster of Agro Bio-Circular-Green Industry (Agro BCG), Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Cluster of Research and Development of Pharmaceutical and Natural Products Innovation for Human or Animal, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Molecules 2020, 25(24), 5792; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25245792
Received: 6 November 2020 / Revised: 5 December 2020 / Accepted: 8 December 2020 / Published: 8 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Chemistry of Essential Oils)
Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils and are responsible for the aroma characteristics of cannabis. Together with the cannabinoids, terpenes illustrate synergic and/or entourage effect and their interactions have only been speculated in for the last few decades. Hundreds of terpenes are identified that allude to cannabis sensory attributes, contributing largely to the consumer’s experiences and market price. They also enhance many therapeutic benefits, especially as aromatherapy. To shed light on the importance of terpenes in the cannabis industry, the purpose of this review is to morphologically describe sources of cannabis terpenes and to explain the biosynthesis and diversity of terpene profiles in different cannabis chemovars. View Full-Text
Keywords: essential oil; hemp; marijuana; trichomes; volatile profile essential oil; hemp; marijuana; trichomes; volatile profile
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Sommano, S.R.; Chittasupho, C.; Ruksiriwanich, W.; Jantrawut, P. The Cannabis Terpenes. Molecules 2020, 25, 5792. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25245792

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Sommano SR, Chittasupho C, Ruksiriwanich W, Jantrawut P. The Cannabis Terpenes. Molecules. 2020; 25(24):5792. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25245792

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Sommano, Sarana R., Chuda Chittasupho, Warintorn Ruksiriwanich, and Pensak Jantrawut. 2020. "The Cannabis Terpenes" Molecules 25, no. 24: 5792. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25245792

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