If you’ve read our primer on terpenes, you’ll remember just how important they are to your cannabis experience. Terpenes effect scent, taste, and how you feel. Let us shine a light on the most common ones you’ll encounter, starting with limonene (pronounced LIM-o-neen).
Occurring naturally in aromatics such as oranges, lemons, and juniper, this zesty terp is one of the most common found in cannabis. It’s popularity stems not only from its abundance; it’s believed to help with anxiety and stress relief. If you’re looking for a mood boost, limonene is your friend.
Commonly perceptible by its signature citrus scent, there is a plethora of strains that feature this terpene. Some of the most popular are:
- Wedding Cake
- Quantum Kush
- MAC aka Miracle Alien Cookies
- Purple Hindu Kush
- Tahoe OG
- Strawberry Banana
- Lemon OG
- Sour Diesel
- Jack Herer
- Durban Poison
Many more strains contain high levels of limonene. Names that include the words “sour” or “lemon” are a dead giveaway limonene is present. You’re more likely to find limonene in sativa-leaning strains, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. It is still a component in many hybrids and indicas.
If you’re seeking a bright, yet soothing high, limonene might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Got a favorite terpene or looking for a specific effect? Let us know in the comments!