Cherries, incense, a bowl of bursting-sweet strawberries, and a bit of the woods for good measure: the perfect way to characterize Strawberry AK’s fruity yet substantial pleasures for both the nose and the tongue. Known for its almost inspirational cerebral high, Strawberry AK fuels both body and mind, heightens focus, and fosters laughter and users’ inner social butterflies. What is more, this popular strain backs up all this emotional feel-good with physiological benefits, namely long lasting pain relief and stress management. But where exactly is all of this wonderfulness coming from in Strawberry AK?
For the answer, you’ll need to look far beyond THC and the cannabinoids that have dominated weed discourse for quite a while. These chemicals work in conjunction with what were unsung heroes of marijuana’s magic powers, the terpenes.
Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis a certain fullness and range in terms of aroma. These oils are sourced from a flower’s resin glands, the same glands that release THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. It’s critical to keep in mind that terpenes are not only found in cannabis. In truth, they can be found in an array of other herbs, fruits, and plants beyond the big p-o-t.
In Strawberry AK we can find five terpenes in medically relevant substance:
Humulene is found in clove, basil, and hops. This terpene reveals itself via a delicate, woodsy scent, with some spicy herbal notes that scent-gifted experts can locate in some of their favorite strains, including Strawberry AK. Even though weed is often linked with appetite stimulation, humulene is actually known to stop hunger in its tracks.
Linalool, another well-known terpene, has a floral aroma, occasionally yielding a bit of spice. This terpene relieves a wide array of symptoms, including depression, seizures, and even insomnia. Its sedating effects are a godsend for those suffering with many types of psychosis. Linalool is also an impressive anti-inflammatory agent, potentially helping with issues like cancer, arthritis, and Crohn’s disease.
Caryophyllene has been cited for its ability to reduce damage to the nervous system and brain. Cannabis aficionados cite this terpene as the source of black pepper’s classic spiciness. The terpene can be spotted in cloves, hops and rosemary.
Caryophyllene has the following potential medical benefits:
● Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
● Alcohol craving reduction
● Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant
Sweet basil, mangos, lemon grass, bay, thyme and parsley: all of these feature impressive quantities of myrcene.
And more than almost any other terpene, myrcene has been linked with “the entourage effect” in highfalutin weed circles. This is a synergistic process that takes place because the terpene improves the efficiency and availability of other cannabinoids within the brain and bloodstream, thereby creating a compound greater, and more enjoyable, than any one individual element or chemical in the cannabis on its own.
Last but not least, users can discover pinene in Strawberry AK as well. Pinene’s never-gonna-forget-it scent makes it stand out, and cannabis strains featuring pinene are known for helping to improve memory retention and alertness. This terpene also helps medical problems like inflammation and breathing issues like asthma.
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