Terpenes in Pumpkin?!
Pass another slice of pie!!
Terpenes are a vital component of cannabis, but they are also present in all plant matter. They contribute to the taste and odor of plants as well as helping protect them from insect infestation and destruction. They can benefit humans as well, by providing protection from cancer, relieving pain, and swelling, slowing the process of diseases that attack the nervous system, and improving mobility. They can help patients with respiratory issues breathe more easily by relaxing breathing passages and have also been shown to improve mood, relieve the symptoms of depression and ease anxiety.
Mitzva Wellness products are packed with natural terpenes to better enhance the efficacy of our formulas. Our goal is to not only make you ‘feel’ better, but to actually heal your system from the inside out! At Mitzva we stay up to date with current studies as new discoveries unfold and our R&D team is constantly hard at work, formulating, to bring you maximum relief.
The Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Mitzva Wellness because it’s packed with natural terpenes... yep, even in your pumpkin pie!
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing information on our Instagram with you on how to better utilize all of the yummy holiday goodies you enjoy, by learning about their medicinal benefits. We will give you tips on how to enhance your favorite holiday recipes with an infused Mitzva Twist!
Autumn veggies and spices are full of natural terpenes. Pumpkins contain terpenes also present in cannabis and can help enhance the therapeutic properties of cannabis therapy. These same terpenes can be found in Mitzva products and are a great daily supplement to add to your current regimen:
- Limonene is the most abundant terpene found in pumpkin. It has shown anti-inflammatory, stress-relieving, and antioxidant properties. It can also help lift your mood and may help provide protection from anxiety and cancer growth. In addition, it has been found to help with the absorption of other terpenes found in cannabis. (1)
- Linalool has proven pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to increase the effectiveness of anti-microbials via the entourage effect. In addition, it helps relieve stress and acts as a sedative; and is an effective mosquito deterrent. Linalool also has the ability to act as an anti-convulsant, proving to benefit people with seizure disorder. (2)
- Pinene (α-pinene and β-pinene) acts to help us focus and stay alert. It influences the part of the brain responsible for regulating depression and mood; has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties; helps prevent the growth of cancer cells; acts as a bronchodilator; and can decrease oil production in patients with overly oily skin. (3, 4)
Even if everything from your coffee to your deodorant smelling like pumpkin isn’t your thing, one thing is for sure, the terpenes found in pumpkin have healing properties and can be beneficial to your health all year long. No need to wait for pumpkin spiced latte season to get healthy - Mitzva Wellness Kosher CBD products are available all year long.