Extraction Of Terpenes Presents Unique Challenges

Extraction Of Terpenes Presents Unique Challenges

Extraction of terpenes presents unique challenges because of their delicate and volatile nature. In some cases, thick resins, heavy oils, alkaloids, etc. can be successfully extracted using somewhat crude methods. Terpenes require a lighter touch to isolate and extract without damaging them. This is achieved by utilizing combinations of heating, stirring, and pressurizing with organic solvents and/or water. To learn more about how Eden can help you get the most out of your material, connect with Eden Labs at edenlabs.com.

Extraction Of Terpenes

In cannabis, terpenes are made in the trichomes of the plant. Trichomes are the shiny, sticky, mushroom-shaped crystals that cover the leaves and buds. Trichomes on cannabis act as a defense mechanism in nature, protecting the plant from insects and animals through the production of fragrant terpenes that repel these dangers. As humans, we smell these terpenes and can make inferences about the strain and possibly physiological effects that the strain may have