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Terpenes That Have Huge Impacts on Autism
Updated: May 21, 2022
Let's Talk Terpenes and What That Means
Terpenes are aromatic cells responsible for the distinct aroma of each cannabis and other plants .
They are also found in fruits, vegetables ,and spices we eat.
The smells are described as citrus, diesel, woody, pine, and skunky from the cannabis plant.
There are 20,000 identified terpene profiles in existences. The cannabis plant has over one hundred terpene profiles.
Some terpene profiles are considered common some are considered uncommon
in cannabis . Terpenes are what provide a lot of the therapeutic effects when combined with cannabinoid to create what is called the entourage effect.
It is now believed that terpenes directly effect brain processing by working with brain cells.
Linalool has some amazing effects of relaxation and calming. It is used in tons of products just for that. It is found in lavender and many essential oils. It has a floral aroma.
It enhances mood creating a euphoric calm feeling. It works on serotonin receptors so helps with anxiety and depression. It's calming abilities helps with insomnia . It also has anti-epileptic properties. It has shown to support neuro-health and to slow the the progression and possible reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
Limonene has a citrus aroma and anything that smells that fresh and amazing is just going to make you feel like burst of sunshine.
Don't let that fool you though Limonene is actually only found in trace amounts so it's suggested to use lab tested strain to confirm to be limonene dominant.
It has huge impacts on mood elevation by raising serotonin and dopamine in the area of the brain associated with anxiety , depression , and ocd.
This terpene has been reported to have antifungal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties just like a lemon. Aides in digestion issues.
Caryophyllene has a spicy aroma. It is the only terpene known to act like a cannabinoid it bonds to cb1 and cb2 receptors. Cb1 receptors are in the brain and nervous system. Cb2 receptors are in the peripheral organs. One of the biggest findings for this terpene is it helps with alcohol consumption and is effective in treating addictions. Caryophyllene has antioxidant properties along side anti-inflammatory ones. With these combined properties it's great for pain and inflammation it's being researched as a treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Research has shown that it can help with anxiety and depression. Because it binds to cb2 receptors in the brain it as shown to be able to prevent cognitive impairment associated to Alzheimer . Meaning it supports neuro-health.
Link to a study for neuro health
These terpenes have huge mood elevating properties . They have benefits in supporting neuro health and huge calming effects . They are great picks for autism .
Note cannabis is not a cure for autism. There is no cure for autism. It's used to manage some symptoms of autism like aggression ,anxiety , meltdowns and many more.