Six Popular Terpenes Explained: Part Two

Welcome back to the True Terpenes blog! We’re continuing a blog series on terpenes, what they are, how they work, some medical benefits, and the six most popular you need to know. In part one we discussed the what and how of terpenes, and in this post, we will share the first three most popular terpenes you should know about.

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3 Most Popular Terpenes Explained

Now that you have a brief understanding of terpenes, what they are, and how they work, let’s explore the 6 most popular terpenes. In this section, we’ll explain the specific terpene; the aroma and flavor; how it’s beneficial; and some recent scientific studies to consider.


This terpene is the most common across cannabis strains as well as found in nature. The aroma offers an earthy, fruity scent, and the taste offers a mango with hints of mint experience.

Strains known for their Myrcene content include:

  • Phantom OG
  • Afghani
  • Bubble Gum
  • White Widow
  • Skunk #1
  • El Nino
  • Himalayan Gold
  • Pure Kush

Isolated Myrcene can be naturally sourced from:

  • Hops (Humulus lupulus)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Mangoes (Mangifera indica)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Bay laurel leaves (Laurus nobilis)

Myrcene can be used to:

  • Promote sedation
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Restful sleeping

Medical Benefits:

  • Pain-relieving properties
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial


This terpene is a close second to Myrcene when it comes to abundance and frequency in cannabis strains and non-cannabis sources. Limonene offers a fresh, sweet aroma with a hint of citrus, and the flavor tends to offer a citrus experience.

Strains known for their Limonene content include:

  • Mendocino Purps
  • The White
  • Super Lemon Haze

Limonene can be naturally sourced from:

  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Other varieties of citrus fruits

Limonene can be used to:

  • Enhance energy
  • Promote calmness
  • Increase focus
  • Uplift state

Medical benefits include:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anticancer agent


This is terpene mostly relates to the smell of cannabis, the pungent, floral notes. The aroma tends to evoke thoughts of blueberry, rose, and wood. The flavor is lemony with hints of coriander, lavender, and rose.

Strains known for their Linalool content include:

  • UK Cheese
  • Chemdawg
  • Skywalker OG

Linalool can be naturally sourced from:

  • Mint family (Lamiaceae)
  • The laurel family (Lauraceae)
  • The citrus fruits family (Rutaceae)

Linalool can be used to:

  • Induce sleep
  • Promote calmness
  • Uplift state

Medical benefits include:

  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-nociceptive
  • Anti-inflammatory

It’s Time To Shop Terpenes For Sale Online!

True Terpenes offers only the best terpene products online to its customers: Certified organic, natural, non-GMO, and food-grade. We steam distill our sources to maintain the highest potency terpenes. When you choose to experience terpenes, you get the pinnacle of terpene isolates and strains when you choose us! Shop now! Miss part one? Read it to catch up.

August 18, 2018 — Lisa-Marie Marais