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Top Terpene in Hemp Flower: Limonene


Top Terpene in Hemp Flower: Limonene

Terpenes are the aromatic compounds in cannabis that give the plant it’s unique smell, and unique benefits. They give the different CBD strains their unique flavor profiles.The presence of these terpenes along with secondary cannabinoids like THC, CBDa, CBG, CBN, and others activate a therapeutic phenomenon known a the “entourage effect.” Science shows us that terpenes contain compounds that can affect many systems in the body to boost immunity, relieve pain as well as produce a long list of other positive healthful effectsMore information at: What are Terpenes?

Limonene is one of the top terpenes found in the cannabis hemp plant.  It is used to make medicine and is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and in other plants.  Limonene is used as a flavoring in food, chewing gum and beverages. In pharmaceuticals, limonene is added to help medicinal ointments and creams penetrate the skin.

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What is Limonene?

Limonene (LYM-o-neen) LM (Citrus) –  Uplifts mood, relieves stress and anxiety by increasing our serotonin levels, the neurotransmitter also known as the “happy chemical.” It will yield a more energetic experience. Digestive issues may be improved through limonene’s potent antibacterial and anti-fungal effects.

Terpenes all have different gifts and effects. They can affect our mood, our stress response, and our mindset.

Limonene Therapeutic Effects:

  • Elevated mood. Energizing. Focus.
  • Anti-depressant. Anti-anxiety.
  • Stress relief.
  • Anti-fungal. Anti-bacterial.
  • May help relieve heartburn, gastric reflux, nausea.
  • Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemicals by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract.
  • Pain relief. Anti-inflammatory.
  • Immuno stimulant.

Aroma Profile: Citrus, lemon, orange. Among one of the best smelling terpenes.

Limonene is not only characteristic of citrus-smelling cannabis but it’s also the exact terpene found in lemons and other citrus fruit rinds, like oranges and limes, giving them that fruity smell, as well as, peppermint and rosemary.

It’s a natural insecticide on the cannabis plant and can even assist in treating toenail fungus in humans. Limonene is easily absorbed through inhalation and even improves absorption of other terpenes through the skin and body tissue, like mucous membranes and the digestive tract.

Strains High in Limonene:


  • Hawaiian Haze
  • Lifter
  • Elektra
  • Sour Space Candy
  • Suver Haze
  • Special Sauce
  • Bubba Kush


  • ACDC
  • Pineapple Express
  • Green Kush
  • Jack Herer
  • OG Kush
  • Strawnana
  • White Widow
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Durban Sour
  • White Fire

Limonene is among the most abundant terpenes in nature. According to scientists, this compound might have a positive effect in enhancing the effects of serotonin that is naturally produced in our brains.

Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemicals by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract.

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