CMT performs terpenoid profiling using Gas Chromatography (GC).
Terpenes provide the flavor, scent, and aroma of plants and work synergistically with the cannabinoids in marijuana.
CMT Laboratories is currently providing testing for the following terpenes:
- limonene provides an orange/citrus smell and induces relaxation.
- β-myrcene provides the clove-like, earthy scent in bay leaves and mangoes and is typically found in strains from tropical climates, namely sativas.
- linalool provides a floral smell, may aid in sedation and extreme relaxation, and research is being done on possible anti-cancer effects, as well.
- α & β pinene provides a pine odor, may increase energy and focus, and can function as a bronchodilator.
- β-caryophyllene provides a woody, black-peppery taste, activates the CB2 receptors, and may also have anti-inflammatory properties.
- α-humulene is common in hops, and research is showing it is an anti-inflammatory, displays anti-cancer properties, and seems to act as an appetite-suppressant.
- terpinolene has a smokey or woody odor, helps fight cancer, is a sedative, and it is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
- camphene provides antioxidant effects, has shown promise for pain relief, and is found in essential oils extracted from certain trees.
- ocimene provides a pleasant odor, contributes to a plant’s defenses, and possess anti-fungal properties.