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As the weather changes from lion to lamb, March’s Terpene of the Month embodies the start of a green season. As the flowers start to show their blooms and the wind and rain start to back away, we also see the return of Phytol, a second-tier cannabis terpene that has a lot of non-cannabis applications. 

Phytol is a terpene that most people would describe as “grassy,” with an almost greentea-like taste and aroma, with a little citrus thrown in. This makes Phytol the perfect representation of March. As winter reinvents itself into spring, turn to Phytol if you’re looking for reinvention yourself. 

Phytol is most commonly found in strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush, both of which are coincidentally parent strains to Bask crowd-favorite Temple Kush. Our Temple Kush is known to have notes of citrus, which could be because of the level of Phytol in it. 

In nature, Phytol can be found in green tea and matcha, which feels almost like a given with Phytol’s green tea scent. 

A 2014 study found that Phytol may act as an anti-inflammatory, which ties into what is known as the “entourage effect,” where THC and CBD work together to maybe provide therapeutic effects. A number of other studies were conducted on Phytol, and they found that the terpene may help lower anxiety, act as a sedative, and showcase anti-tumor and anti-convulsant effects. As is the case with every terpene we discuss, we do not say that this is a fact as more research needs to be done.

Phytol is a terpene known for its green tea scent and citrus taste. Want to know more about terpenes and their possible effects? Click here to read more about terpenes. Check out our menu by clicking here.


Hemraj, Dipak. “What Is Phytol? Benefits, Uses, and Risks.” Leafwell, Leafwell, 28 May 2022, https://leafwell.com/blog/phytol.

Silva, R. O., Sousa, F. B., Damasceno, S. R., Carvalho, N. S., Silva, V. G., Oliveira, F. R., Sousa, D. P., Aragão, K. S., Barbosa, A. L., Freitas, R. M., & Medeiros, J. V. (2014). Phytol, a diterpene alcohol, inhibits the inflammatory response by reducing cytokine production and oxidative stress. Fundamental & clinical pharmacology, 28(4), 455–464. https://doi.org/10.1111/fcp.12049