Terpenes A Closer Look At Limonene

Terpenes A Closer Look At Limonene

Limonene is a terpene found in citrus rind of lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges & tangerines, juniper, peppermint, rosemary, celery, fennel, caraway, dill and some strains of cannabis.

The aroma is citrusy.

Limonene second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis.

Medicinal Benefits of Limonene

There has been extensive research into the effects of Limonene on cancer.  It was found that limonene inhibited the growth of the cells even offer hope for the prevention of cancer.

A mood enhancer, limonene helps promote an uplifted and elevating mood. This has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.

Because of its gastro protective properties it can be an aid for heartburn and other gastro intestinal issues.

Limonene also has antioxidant properties that aid with the immune system by the removal of free radicals throughout the body.

It enhances a person’s ability to absorb other marijuana terpenes and medicines through the skin and even appears to be an effective topical pain reliever.

Like many terpenes found in cannabis limonene has potent anti-inflammatory properties

Boost Your Energy

Limonene is energizing and will give you a nice boost of energy, great for when you want to consume cannabis before doing house work, a round of golf or any activity where you are active.

Other Places You Find Limonene

Limonene is commonly used the the food industry as a flavouring for foods and beverages.

With such an appealing scent it is often used in soaps, shampoos, perfumes and can also be found in cleaners, furniture polishes as well as being used in aroma therapy.

Vaporizing Limonene

As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.

Limonene should be vaporized at 348F

Strains That Contain Limonene

  • Wedding Cake
  • Black Cherry Soda
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Tahoe OG
  • Quantum Kush
  • Berry White
  • Purple Hindu Kush
  • White Cookies
  • Super Sour Diesel
  • Cherry OG
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • White Fire OG
  • Do-Si-Dos
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Cinex
  • Durban Poison
  • Jack Herer
  • GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies)
  • Blueberry Kush
  • Galiano

Quick Summary:

Limonene vaporize at 348F

  • found in citrus rind, juniper, peppermint, rosemary, celery, fennel, caraway, dill, cannabis
  • aroma: citrusy
  • anti-anxiety
  • antidepressant
  • antioxidant
  • anti-cancer
  • anti-inflammatory
  • immuno-stimulant
  • gastro protectant
  • heartburn
  • elevated mood
  • anti-fungal


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