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All plants contain terpenes, the molecules responsible for fragrance, color, and taste. At least 200 terpenes have been identified in hemp to date, and many of them are the subject of intensive scientific research. These terpenes may aid in treating a variety of health issues, ranging from skin problems, immune disorders, and even cancer.
Modern Canna’s state-of-the-art hemp testing lab brings you the most accurate hemp terpene testing available. All of our hemp testing methodology complies with state and federal regulations. At Modern Canna, one of the methods we use is gas chromatography with flame ionized detection (GC-FID), along with mass spectrometry (GCMS), to identify, separate, and quantify the terpenes most often found in hemp.
Accurate Hemp Terpene Testing
Establishing an effective hemp terpene testing regimen requires cooperation from all parties involved, including hemp breeders, cultivators, and processors of CBD products. To ensure sample degradation does not occur before analytical testing is conducted, it is important to establish a quality assurance program with your certified third party laboratory partner. Accurate lab testing consists of terpene identification, separation, and quantification, followed by quality control that verifies accuracy and reproducibility.
Once a particular hemp strain has been terpene tested by a certified hemp testing laboratory, breeders can use that data to select the types of terpenes found in specific strains. Every terpene has an ideal boiling point for processing, and through analytical testing, processors can determine the correct delivery method.
Terpenes Found in Hemp
Our terpene testing in hemp detects the most frequently found terpene molecules in the plant. These include:
- Alpha-pinene –The distinctive pine scent results from this terpene, which is also found in hemp. Long used to relieve congestion, alpha-pinene also aids the gastrointestinal system.
- Beta-caryophyllene– The strong spicy smell associated with Beta-caryophyllene is found in black pepper, cloves, and particular strains of basil. This hemp terpene has many of the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, along with anti-septic activity.
- Bisabolol– This terpene is used in the manufacturing of many cosmetic products, as it is non-irritating and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Its sweet, floral scent makes it a favorite in fragrances. Unlike many terpenes, bisabolol is not found in a lot of plants. Besides hemp, it exists in German chamomile and some South American tree species.
- Citronellol –Since ancient times, citronellol has served as a mosquito and moth repellent. Also found in citrus, geraniums, and roses, the terpene has critical anti-biological properties, including a strong propensity for fighting tumors.
- D-limonene –This terpene, frequently found in grapefruits, lemons, and oranges, possesses a characteristic citrus odor. Very safe for humans, D-limonene has long been used in medical products, including anti-fungal treatments and gastric reflux drugs. Not only does this terpene have anti-bacterial properties, but researchers are excited about its potential anti-cancer effects.
- Humulene – Beer drinkers appreciate this terpene, as it gives their alcoholic beverage of choice its hoppy smell. Humulene has been a mainstay in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. Along with its other qualities, humulene may suppress appetite.
- Linalool – Lavender receives its soothing scent from this terpene. Not surprisingly, linalool is useful in reducing anxiety and depression, as well as acting as a sleep aid. It may help those dealing with seizures and certain mental disorders. While humans and animals usually fund linalool a pleasant smell, that is not the case with insects, and it has a long historical use as an insect repellent. Hundreds of plants contain the linalool terpene, including birch, citrus, coriander, and rosewood.
- Myrcene –One of the most common terpenes found in hemp, it is also the terpene providing thyme and bay leaves with their distinctive aromas. A potent anti-inflammatory, myrcene is also beneficial in treating pain and insomnia, and contains anti-tumor properties.
- Terpinolene – Long used for treating insomnia, this terpene is found in a variety of plant species, ranging from apples, conifers, and lilacs to cumin and oregano. This versatile terpene sports anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant properties and can also fight tumors.
Contact Modern Canna
If your company seeks accurate hemp terpene testing in Florida, contact Modern Canna today through our online contact form. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be able to assist with any questions you have regarding hemp terpene testing.