What Are Phytochemicals?
Phytochemicals are active compounds, responsible for the colors, flavors, aromas, effects, and therapeutic value of cannabis. Phytochemicals are found all over the cannabis plant with the highest concentration in the trichomes. Trichomes are the shiny, sticky, bulbous “crystals” that cover the flowers, and upper leaves and stems. Trichomes develop during the flower cycle and appear clear until they become cloudy when the plant has reached maturity. These resin glands house a molecular mixture of hundreds of active phytochemicals, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and
flavonoids. These are the most well-known and well-studied of the many active