Limonene is one of the top 5 most abundant terpenes, has a lemony aroma, and can also be found in rinds of citrus fruits, juniper, peppermint, and rosemary. Strains are qualified as sativas based on the presence of limonene at concentrations of 50% or higher.
Limonene’s Effects & Medical Benefits
Being associated with sativas, it shouldn’t be surprising that limonene is known to boost energy and elevate mood. It is an effective agent for treating depression, anxiety, and stress. Limonene is useful for gastrointestinal issues, killing pathogenic bacteria, and studies have shown it to have cancer fighting and anti-fungal properties.