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Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Posted by Susan Lyn, Vice President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association on 23rd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Limonene \ ˈli-mə-ˌnēn \ monoterpene

Limonene has two types: d-limonene and a-limonene. This terpene is the third most common terpene in cannabis, and the second most common terpene in nature.

FOUND IN:

Rind of citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit to name a few).

USED IN:

Food, perfume, essential oil and soap.

AROMA/FLAVOR:

Citrus

EFFECTS:

  • Uplifted
  • Happy
  • Euphoric

BENEFITS:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antianxiety
  • Antidepressant

SUPPORTIVE FOR:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain

STRAINS:

  • Sunset Sherbert - melts away stress, tension and a bad mood while giving you a carefree mindset and physical relaxation. (Hybrid) This is one of Nurse Susan’s favorites!
  • Super Sour Diesel - high in THC giving off a strong cerebral high. (Sativa)
  • Wedding Cake - calms the body promoting a relaxing euphoric mind. (Hybrid)
  • Berry White - relaxation, euphoric moods that can lead to creativity and great conversation. (Indica)

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