Better Know a Terpene: Limonene

Ever notice how you associate the smell of lemons with freshness? Ever wonder why so many products use lemon as a cleaner? The fantastic scent is due to one of our favourite terpenes: Limonene!

Limonene is a terpene found in citrus fruit and is used in many home cleaning products giving them that wonderfully lemony scent. But did you know that limonene is one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis cultivars? Many of our favourite cannabis strains contain high levels of this citrusy-smelling terpene like Lemon OG, Sour Diesel and Super Lemon Haze.

Some of the positive aspects of limonene include mood elevation and anti-nauseant properties. Limonene has been shown to reduce some of the negative effects of too much THC like paranoia. Our good friend limonene has also been associated with increased levels of testosterone and even higher sex drive!

Talk to your favourite Calgary retailer about strains with higher concentrations of this soury-sweet terpene.

 

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