Limonene is a prominent terpene found in a number of cannabis strains, as well as many other plants like lemons, juniper, and even mint. In cannabis, it has shown to decrease anxiety, curb inflammation, and promote better digestion, among other therapeutic effects. With myrcene, it’s one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis. It has a number of uses outside cannabis and can be found in food flavorings, cleaning products, and aromatherapy.
“The limonene in this Super Lemon Haze is super pungent.”
“I like to use limonene-rich oils in my aromatherapy diffuser.”
What is limonene?
Limonene is a versatile and widely used terpene in medicinal and home goods such as detergent, body lotion, and essential oils, due to its high efficacy and low toxicity. As its name suggests, it has a zesty, lemon aroma and flavor, and many cannabis strains with high amounts of it include lemon in the name.
How to use limonene
There’s likely some limonene in your house, in the form of household cleaners, topicals lotions, or perfumes.