LIMONENEAn energetic terpene
Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.
AROMA: Citrus, juniper, mint
USE FOR: Depression, anxiety, cancer
Limonene is found in the rinds of many citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. It has powerful antibacterial properties, and is used in many organic industrial cleaning solvents. When inhaled, limonene has shown antidepressant and anxiolytic properties. Limonene has also been studied for its anti-proliferative and anti-tumor properties, particularly for breast cancer.