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Terpenes for Pain

Woman relaxing after finding pain relief from terpenesPain relief is no joke. It’s estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse painkillers and opioids all over the world. With that said, there has to be another way to help people. Everyone deserves to find relief from their pain and start living life again. The main class of compounds in cannabis that makes it such an effective pain relief tool is cannabinoids. However, the cannabinoids are not the only healing chemicals in cannabis. Today, we are going to talk a little bit about terpenes and pain relief.

Terpenes are found in many plants, unlike cannabinoids. They are the chemicals that combine to give a plant its scent and its flavor. When it comes to choosing a flavor, it’s all a matter of taste in regards to what you prefer and what you hope the medicinal effects will be. While terpenes stimulate our senses, they also help our bodies heal. Here are some of the top pain relief terpenes we offer at True Terpenes!

Best Terpenes for Pain


This fresh terpene has been known to have a strong, woodsy scent to it. Some would even suggest a pine tree scent. If you are a fan of Bubba Kush, ChemDawg, or Trainwreck, then Beta Pinene may be the terpene for you. It can be naturally sourced from the resin that comes from many different types of conifer trees. Studies have suggested that Beta Pinene works well as a mood stabilizer. It’s also known for its antimicrobial properties, which can help with pain relief and inflammation.


Camphene has a wood-scented aroma with hints of citrus and mint. Many people will recognize the Camphene terpene smell from Ghost OG, Strawberry Banana, and Mendocino Purps strains. In the 1900s, people actually used Camphene as a source of fuel for lamps and as a component of turpentine. Recent studies have found that Camphene can help with nociceptive pain and that it could help treat lung inflammation in the future. This is because it can increase cell viability and even improve mitochondrial membrane potential. Camphene is best used for pain, inflammation, sleep assistance, and even anti-fungal assistance.


If you think that “Eucalyptol” sounds a lot like “eucalyptus,” you would be correct. While that is one of the main sources of Eucalyptol, this terpene can also be found in camphor laurel, bay leaf, mugwort, and tea tree. The minty aroma is very similar to that of eucalyptus! Headband is the strain that is most known for its Eucalyptol content. This terpene is also a common ingredient in cough suppressants, mouthwash, and insecticide. Studies have shown that Eucalyptol is a great choice for treatment for most types of airway inflammation, including asthma. It can help improve circulation, as well as suppress pain.


Sourced mostly from tea tree, Gamma-Terpinene is known for being smelling sweet with hints of citrus. Since it smells and tastes quite pleasant, many people use this terpene for both flavor and fragrance. However, it works best for pain relief because of its antimicrobial properties. It may even be used to protect you from human pathogens. Researchers found that gamma Terpinene has been noted to assist with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative actions in the body.


Many people gravitate towards Myrcene when looking for pain-relieving terpenes, and we understand why. The pleasant scent of tropical fruits and hops combined with the incredible relaxation benefits make it a popular choice. Phantom OG, Afghani, Bubble Gum, White Widow, El Nino, Himalayan Gold, and Pure Kush are all known for their Myrcene content. However, Myrcene can also be sourced from bay laurel leaves, basil, mangos, lemongrass, thyme, and hops. Myrcene encourages sedation, muscle relaxation, restful sleep, and pain relief. Studies have also shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and some say that this terpene can act as an alternative to some aspirin-like medications.

Contact True Terpenes

At True Terpenes, we believe in providing you only the highest quality terpenes available. Each of our terpenes is food-grade, natural, and organic. That means that they are non-GMO! You can add any of them to your concentrates, edibles, topicals, or whatever else. To learn more about our products and how we can help you, please do not hesitate to reach out today!


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