According to institutions like the World Health Organization (WHO), mood disorders are reaching epidemic levels all over the globe. Although antidepressants have been shown to work for some people, they carry many undesirable side effects like sexual dysfunction, nausea, and gastrointestinal issues. Terpenes, on the other hand, could dramatically improve patients’ mental health without any adverse side effects.
Terpenes for mood include:
Probably the most fascinating terpene currently being researched for its psychological effects is beta-caryophyllene. Found in warm spices like pepper and cinnamon, beta-caryophyllene has the unique ability to bind with cannabinoid receptor sites throughout the body.
Secondary terpenes are linalool and limonene.