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Limonene: Cannabis Terpene Profile

Limonene terpene profile relax and lemon

Molecular Formula: C10 H16

Boiling Point: 349 to 352 °F/ 176°C

Limonene is the second most common terpene (technically it's actually a monopene) and third most common in cannabis.

Most people look at the major players in a strain to get an understanding of the expect effects of  a strain but much can be learned from the dozens of smaller “ensemble members” working quietly in the background to enhance or modify the cannabinoids at work.

Limonene is most often referred to as “d-limonene”, for it's chemical name. The scent of Limonene is one of orange and/or lemon but it is not the only citrus-smelling terpene. Limonene occurs naturally in Lemon, Mango, Fruit Rinds, Rosemary, Juniper, Peppermint.

The Beneficial Effects of the Limonene Terpene

Limonene has been reportedly beneficial for Anti-Depression, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Fungal, Gastric Reflux, Inhibiting Chronic Inflammation and Reducing Stress (Limonene has been found to counteract stress in rats by somehow intervening at the central nervous system level).

Limonene has also been studied for its effectiveness in assisting -

  • slowing growth of tumors (technically, it was found to increase the tumor latency period, prolonging the onset period)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease 

*As with all information on this website, this is not medical advice - please consult a doctor for medical advice and information that relates to your specific situation.

Cannabis Cultivars Containing the Limonene Terpene

Cinex, Berry White, Ice Cream Cake, Trainwreck, Bubba Kush, Sour Diesel, Sour Lemon Haze, OG Kush, White Fire OG, Do Si Dos, Strawberry Banana, Blue Kush