Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

Happy Terpene Tuesday!

Today’s Terpene: Limonene! Pronunciation: Li·muh·neen

Limonene is a terpene that is produced in the flower’s resin glands and is usually present, even in trace amounts, in most strains. Limonene has a multitude of medicinal benefits, including anxiety and depression relief!

What does it smell like?

A pleasant fruity and citrus aroma.

What is it found in?

Limonene is found in fruit rinds (lemon and mango), as well as several citrus oils (orange, lemon, mandarin, lime and grapefruit) and is found in Juniper. You’ll also find that a lo of natural cleaning products use Limonene for its pleasant scent and as a solvent.

What strains are pre-dominantly Limonene heavy?

Purple Hindu Kush, Wedding Cake, MAC (Miracle Alien Cookies), Jack Herer, Chernobyl, and Super Lemon Haze

What effects/benefits does Limonene offer?

Compared to THC levels, limonene levels usually make up a small part of flower. Typically, limonene occurs in trace amounts varying from zero to about 2 percent BUT A few, usually sativa-dominant strains, contains higher levels of limonene than others. Due to this sativa-dominant strains with high concentrates of limonene, these strains can have an energizing, cerebral effects.

Limonene is said to have therapeutic benefits as well as the ability to elevate your mood! It is said that the inhalation of limonene smoke or vapor increases dopamine and serotonin levels in key regions of the brain that are associated with anxiety and depression and OCD. Reducing stress and

Limonene also has anti-fungal and antibacterial abilities in addition to helping heartburn and gastric reflux. This is because it is a terpene that improves the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and digestive tract. Since Limonene has anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects in addition to increasing penetration of other terpenes, is has been shown to enhance cell death in tumors.

Limonene continues to present medical qualities by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar while increasing antioxidant levels! Improving circulation while reducing inflammation can be extremely beneficial to all sorts of people suffering various ailments. Including reducing pain and sensitivity to pain while also reducing nausea.

Resources?

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18072821/

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