This terpene is recognizable for its zesty citrus fragrance, primarily lemon, but also orange, lime, and grapefruit. 🍊🍋🍈
Limonene is found in the peels of these citrus fruits and in many varieties of cannabis.
Along with myrcene, the limonene terpene is one of the most abundant terpenes to occur in cannabis. The terpene has also been explored for its many and varied medical uses, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antibacterial and anticancer qualities. ..
Limonene helps give ‘sativas’ an exhilarating and energizing buzz. Hybrids tend to have mood-elevating effects enhanced by limonene. Relaxing ‘indicas’ high in limonene counteract the potential for lower moods from increased sedative terpenes such as myrcene.
High Limonene Strains
White fire OG
Purpl Hindu Kush
Jack the Ripper
OG KushSour Diesel
Super Lemon Haze.
Girl Scout Coockies
With its antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, there’s little limonene can’t treat.
Here are just a few examples of health issues it helps with.
Heartburn - Gastric reflux – Weight loss - Skin repair – Gallstones -Pain – Anxiety – Cancer treatment
Limonene is also added to medicinal ointments and creams to help other ingredients penetrate the skin. This laundry list of limonene benefits is extended to cannabis strains high in limonene and helps to explain why cannabis has been widely regarded as a panacea, qualifying as an effective treatment for a whole host of medical conditions.
Cannabis terpenes have entered the limelight in recent times, and limonene is one of the most common. Although human studies are necessary to confirm its effects, it appears to have several benefits.
Aside from its possible advantages from a health perspective, high-limonene cannabis strains are fan favorites throughout the industry. They possess a delicious citrus flavor, often accompanied by uplifting and energizing effects.