What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of aromatic organic compounds. Each cannabis strain has a unique composition of terpenes that give the flower its unique fragrance and flavour. Terpene production in plants is an adaptation to repel herbivores and attract pollinators. Scientists have shown that terpenes interact synergistically with cannabinoids in what is known as the “entourage effect” enhancing the medicinal benefit.
Why analyze for Terpenes?
Identifying the terpene profile of a cannabis strain can aid in marketing strategies
Indicating a terpene profile on your product allows patients to identify the correct strain for their symptoms
Identification of specific terpenes can be used in a cultivation program to increase desired terpene compounds
Eurofins EnvironeX Terpene Test Method
We can identify 20 different terpene compounds using a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector (FID).
- p-Isopropyltoluene (p-cymene)