10 High Limonene terpene cannabis strains of 2019

Published Aug 12, 2019 10:23 a.m. ET
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Even the most experienced consumers seem to not entirely understand the effects of marijuana. We are aware it can get us high, it helps to relieve pain, stimulate hunger and it boasts a variety of other helpful traits, but only a few know how cannabis strains might differ from one to the next. Most will recognize elements like THC and CBD, but marijuana terpenes are one of the most effective and least talked about therapeutic agents that are produced by cannabis plants. Here, we will focus on one in particular called Limonene. Here, you will find everything you might need to know, including what it is, it’s effects, benefits and a list of some of the highest Limonene producing cannabis strains that exist today.

What is Limonene?

Limonene is a liquid hydrocarbon compound that is a major component in the peels of citrus fruits like lemon, orange and lime. Though it is found most commonly among highly fragranced fruits, it is also one of the most popular, common and most powerful marijuana terpenes in existence.

This marijuana terpene is used to make many products that we all know and love today, like medicine, flavoring and food coloring.

The effects and benefits of Limonene

Though this fragrance compound is most popular due to its scent which has led to its use in aromatic therapy, it also comes equipped to handle some common problems that are experienced by most people at some point in their lives. Though all of it’s medicinal potential has yet to be verified, we do know that it can help when used alone or in conjunction with other more traditional pharmaceutical options to manage a range of symptoms. Limonene ingestion and topical application can be beneficial for a nearly limitless list of diagnosis thanks to its ability to display the following characteristics.

  • Improved mood
  • Stress, anxiety and depression relief
  • Antifungal properties
  • Relief from heartburn and other intestinal issues
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Enhances a person’s ability to absorb other marijuana terpenes and medicines through the skin, digestive tract and mucous membranes
  • Increased energy levels

Indica vs Sativa

Have you ever wondered if there is any relevance to these titles? Indica vs Sativa is an argument that goes so far back, it’s nearly impossible to tell when the debate began, but in this case, it seems that Sativa strains are the ones that produce the Limonene terpene in the most significant number of cannabis strains.

How to detect Limonene in cannabis strains

Without some high-tech gear that can be used to precisely test samples from various cannabis strains, there is no way to know for certain. However, Limonene terpenes come equipped with a unique feature that makes it relatively easy to spot them with a simple sniff. If your marijuana plants or products smell like lemons or have a strong citrus aroma, then the chances are pretty good that it contains Limonene terpenes.

Marijuana strains that produce high amounts of Limonene

Now that you are aware of the effects of marijuana and how this particular compound might help you to feel better, you are likely wondering how to go about finding these cannabis strains that produce large quantities of Limonene. Below, you will find a list of the ten most popular Limonene cannabis strains of 2019, including the average amounts according to lab-verified clinical testing.

1. Hindu Kush

Type: Indica

THC content: 20%

Limonene terpene content: 37%

Aroma & Taste: Earthy, woody, pungent and citrus

Effects: Relaxed, sleepy, happy, euphoric and hungry

2. Dirty Girl

Type: Sativa

THC content: 28%

Limonene terpene content: 34%

Aroma & Taste: Citrus, sweet and pine

Effects: Happy, focused, energetic, uplifted and euphoric

3. Lemon G

Type: Sativa

THC content: 23%

Limonene terpene content: 28%

Aroma & Taste: Lemon, citrus and earthy

Effects: Uplifted, happy and relaxed

4. Blob OG

Type: Hybrid

THC content:21%

Limonene terpene content: 27%

Aroma & Taste: Pine, citrus, earthy and lemon

Effects: Talkative, uplifted, happy, energetic and euphoric

5. Cinex


Type: Sativa

THC content: 26%

Limonene terpene content: 25%

Aroma & Taste: Lemon, earthy, pungent and citrus

Effects: Uplifted, happy, energetic, focused and relaxed

6. Cookies and Cream

Type: Hybrid

THC content: 25%

Limonene terpene content: 21%

Aroma & Taste: Sweet, vanilla and earthy

Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted and giggly

7. Emerald Jack

Type: Sativa

THC content: 20%

Limonene terpene content: 21%

Aroma & Taste: Spicy, herbal, woody and sweet

Effects: Happy, creative, focused, energetic and euphoric

8. Liberty Haze

Type: Hybrid

THC content: 29%

Limonene terpene content: 20%

Aroma & Taste: Citrus, earthy and lemon

Effects: Focused, happy, relaxed, uplifted, creative and energetic

9. Original Glue

Type: Hybrid

THC content: 32%

Limonene terpene content: 20%

Aroma & Taste: Earthy, lemon, pungent and pine

Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted and sleepy

10. Mazar x Blueberry OG

Type: Hybrid

THC content: 19%

Limonene terpene content: 19%

Aroma & Taste: Spicy, herbal, sweet and earthy

Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, sleepy and tingly

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