CategoriesCannabis Terpenes Education

Cannabis Terpenes 101: What is Limonene?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cannabis is comprised of many components including cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), terpenes and flavonoids. Terpenes are produced from the resin glands in cannabis, as well as fruits, flowers and various other plants. These terpenes are what give particular cannabis strains their unique aroma – but, that’s not all they do![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26591″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Lesson in Limonene

Let’s take a look at limonene, which is a fairly popular terpene found in a variety of strains.
As the name suggests, limonene is a terpene with a particularly citrustry aroma. This terpene is common in citrus fruits and fruit rinds, cleaning products and even cosmetics. Limonene is not only responsible for giving particular strains their unique smell, but it has other benefits as well.

Benefits of Limonene

Besides the aromatic citrustry scent produced by this terpene, it has a variety of other benefits as well. The unique terpene benefits are part of what gives each cannabis strain their particular medical properties.
Limonene, in particular, is known for the following effects:

  • Boosts mood
  • Relieves stress
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Can help cure cancer, according to a 2015 study shows the effects on breast cancer
  • Potential to help with heartburn and gastric reflux
  • Helps the body assimilate other terpenes and cannabinoids

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26588″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Strains High In Limonene

Unlike THC which can occur in amounts of 14% to 25% in cannabis plants, terpenes do not carry the same biomass and are typically found in trace amounts of under 2%. These levels can vary from harvest-to-harvest depending on various environmental and growth factors, same as with THC.
While not found in large amounts, limonene is concentrated enough to give the following strains their particular citrusy aroma, as well as playing a role in the effects.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a Sativa-dominant strain that produces a heady and uplifted cerebral high, resulting in creativity, energy and euphoria. The effects from this strain make it an excellent tool for battling depression, fatigue, anxiety, chronic pain and even nausea.
Durban Poison
Durban Poison is a pure Sativa strain that has a potent and happy head high perfect running daytime errands or if you need a creative boost. As a result, this strain is effective for managing depression, anxiety, chronic pain and even nausea.
Jack Herer
Jack Herer is another Sativa strain that produces distinctive cerebral effects. Jack Herer is ideal for errands and daytime activities and can make the user feel happy, bubbly and euphoric while also spurring energy and creativity. This strain is most effective for managing bipolar disorder, anxiety, migraines, PTSD and ADHD.
Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a 90% Sativa-dominant strain that produces an invigorating cerebral high. The effects are very potent, making this an ideal wake-and-bake flower. Sour Diesel is sure to spark creativity, provide energy and boost mood, giving you your best day! As a result, this strain is excellent at relieving anxiety, depression and fatigue.
OG Kush
OG Kush is a near perfect hybrid with a 55:45 Sativa/Indica ratio. This strain produces an intense cerebral euphoria before melting you into your sofa. The Sativa effects are ideal for managing depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety while the body effects are great for relieving pain.
If you are looking for a boost in mood or relief from stress, heartburn or even cancer, try a strain high in limonene and start getting relief today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *