Limonene is considered a major terpene based on its commonality, including the significant number of cannabis cultivars in which limonene is found and the relative volumes in which limonene appears. As its name suggests, this terpene conveys an aroma of citrus.
Aroma: Zesty Citrus
Fun Facts: Next to its cousin pinene, limonene is the second most common terpene in nature.
Sources: cannabis, peppermint, rosemary, lemons, oranges, and tangerines.
Limonene has a history in medicine; therefore, it should come as no surprise that the limonene found in cannabis offers therapeutic benefits as well.
- Elevated mood
- Stress relief
- Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
- Gastric reflux and heartburn
- Improves absorption and other terpenes