News — terpenes

Meet The Terpenes: Eugenol

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This happens to be one of my favourite terpenes of late, rare and hard to find but definitely worth a mention. As an herbalist I have always loved the medicinal properties of clove - mainly because of its content of the terpene eugenol. That spicy aroma you get from gramma's homemade apple butter or hot apple cider.  OK so why is it a favourite? It's got some pretty awesome benefits for starters, like being a bacteria killing machine and it helps to reverse nerve damage (it protects nerve cells from damage and degeneration). I used to use clove for toothaches, just...

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What The Heck Is A Terptail

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All the cool kids are doing it, but what exactly IS a terpail? When a friend of mine in L.A. mentioned he had gone t a bar and had a wicked cannabis infused beverage I of course wanted to know more. Turns out it was actually terpenes... and it was delicious. It was this frothy, tasty, fizzy beverage and the mixologist in me couldn't wait to recreate this wonderful delight.  My first one was a customized with our very own line of bitters (coming this fall for the new additions) - I created a rich, frothy Grapefruit Pisco Sour with...

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Breaking Down Our Terpene Profiles

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Chocolope Non medicinal: Stress relief, uplifting, happy, motivating and energizing. Great for a social outing or big speech - definitely a daytime pic. Medicinal: Stress headaches, neck pain, chronic fatigue (this profile is happy and uplifting). Fibromyalgia sufferers will enjoy this profile. Great for anxiety sufferers and those with PTSD or depression.  Has notes of creme de cacao, a sweet chocolate, mild citrus with earthy, herbal and peppery notes backed by a sweet coffee yumminess.  Green Crack Non medicinal: Mood, energy boost, depression, anxiety, focus (ADHD), uplifting, happy, euphoric.    Medicinal: Stress headaches, pain, fatigue  (this profile is uplifting). Has notes of citrus,...

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Cannabinoids In Herbs?

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We have received a few messages from clients asking how it's possible for our tinctures to work as well as (and sometimes better than) their expensive CBD oils. Well for one thing, not all CBD oil is created equal, but also because they were designed that way! Don't get me wrong, cannabis is something that will not be 100% replaced by one herb alone, BUT this doesn't mean that herbs when combined properly (especially when accompanied with specific terpenes) won't get the job done just as well.    You see, these formulations have been used by us for years and years, we...

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Terpenes 101

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Terpenes, what the heck are they and how do they work? First off they are in every single plant - it's what gives lavender that scent and calming effect. Think lemons and cleaning products, those are terpenes. Oh and remember when your gramma used pine sol? Yup that was terpenes too (pinene). They are compounds much like cannabinoids and flavonoids. Essentially terpenes are a combination of hydrogen and carbon but that's enough of the nerdy shit. We hear a ton of talk about how CBD works on CB2 receptors throughout the body and THC works on CB1 receptors but did you...

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