Hi folks sorry I've been away from this thread, too busy these days....
I have been reading through dozens of scientific articles on Essential Oil research and will try to post up some information soon. What I have found so far in general terms is that the plant's essential oils are at peak state right at harvest and are made up primarily of Monoterpenes. During the cure terpenes degrade into Sesquiterpenes and alchohols in a linear fashion against time. In many plants used for essential oils the leaf matter is flash heated to kill enzymatic activity and its degradation of oils, producing a better oil than a sun or air dried version.
So it seems there are 2 lines of inquiry here. We know that curing does not help the oils aspect, but since we are smoking the product we must have some way to reduce chlorophyll and sugar content of plant matter. I am moving into the research on this avenue and will get back with a more proper, cited summary as soon as I can.
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