The Cannabis plant has been recognized as a complex healing and versatile plant for centuries, utilized worldwide to provide therapeutic cognitive and medicinal benefits. Cannabis contains many chemical compounds, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The two most well-known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which are dominant in most cannabis plant strains.

Terpenes are another compound that provides the profound aromas of various cannabis strains and works together with cannabinoids to provide certain effects when consumed.

Flavonoids are also natural compounds found in the cannabis plant that play a very important role in the overall health and appearance of plants as well as effects for consumers.

What are Cannabis Flavonoids?

Flavonoids occur naturally in plants as secondary metabolic products metabolites and are responsible for giving plants the many rich colors found in the plant kingdom. They provide the beautiful hues, smell, and taste of unique cannabis strains. Flavonoids help with the growth and development of plants by fostering essential functions such as cell cycle progression. They also provide valuable defense mechanisms that protect cannabis plants against damage from UV rays, insects, fungi, and bacteria. Flavonoids provide important benefits to consumers as well as various healing properties.

It is estimated that approximately 10% of the entire cannabis plant consists of these critical compounds, which amounts to about 3% of total dried buds and leaves. The flavonoids found in a cannabis plant depend on the particular strain and color of the plant. There are thousands of flavonoids in the plant world, and more than a dozen are common to the cannabis plant.


Flavonoids and the Many Colors of Cannabis

Cannabis is known for reflecting a variety of colors and patterns. When plants first begin to grow, they are primarily shades of green and yellow. As the cannabis plant matures, however, many different color variations can start to show in the leaves and beautiful buds. Chlorophyll is what provides the original green color in cannabis plants and all other plants. As the season starts to change and the temperature decreases, the production of chlorophyll also decreases, and the plant’s true colors that had been masked by chlorophyll begin to show. The proper pH is what gives this flavonoid the ability to shine.

Some of the most beautiful colors of cannabis include purples, pinks, reds, and blues, which come from the flavonoid anthocyanin. These cannabis compounds have antioxidant properties and are also what give blueberries, grapes, and eggplant pretty purple hues. For some quality pink, purple, and blue cannabis hues, check out Pink Animal Crackers, Raspberry Boogie S1, or Venus Blue. Frosted Raspberries S1 is another extraordinary feminized strain with amazing resin coverage, taste, effect, and aroma.

Yellows and oranges are visible in strains with carotenoid flavonoids. Epic Lemons is a lemon zest strain at its best, and Strawberry Guava Autoflowers are a nice early girl with a hint of ripe melon and berries guava.

White varieties may look especially frosty combined with spectacular trichome production like Frosted Skywalker – White Label and Frosted Guava Auto for extremely frosty varieties with hints of melon and citrus.

The hue of your cannabis is in no way an indicator of potency other than an abundance of shiny trichomes that hold the natural terpenes and cannabinoids.

How Flavonoids Work in the Body

Flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids all work together in the body to provide an amazing entourage effect with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just like the well-known cannabis compounds cannabinoids and terpenes, flavonoids also provide a variety of beneficial and therapeutic effects, such as possessing antioxidant properties and producing anti-inflammatory effects. Flavonoids are an important part of the amazing cannabis compounds that together can ward off many diseases and give consumers a choice of effects such as an uplifting feeling, pain relief, or relaxation.

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