Limonene (Lm)

Limonene is the second most common terpene in nature

Contain anti-inflammatory, anti stress and antioxidants properties

Promote an uplifting and elevating mood, free of anxiety

Extracted through hydrodistillation, one of the oldest method used for extraction of essential oil from plant

Known for its tangy, aromatic citric profile

Believed to have calming and therapeutic properties.

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What is Limonene?

Limonene is an aromatic terpene found in the resin glands of the cannabis plant and known for its fruity, citrus smells. It is broadly used in numerous medicinal ointments and creams.

 

The unique aspect of limonene is in its gastric acid neutralizing effect, which can be further be used to support normal peristalsis, i.e., balanced muscle constriction and relaxation. 

Limonene's original purpose in nature was to protect a plant from predators. The presence of limonene makes the plant indigestible and provides natural protection against insects. When limonene is formulated with other cannabinoids, these terpenes can have several health benefits. The therapeutic benefits of limonene include but many not restricted to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihyperalgesic, antiviral, and gastroprotective effects.

What are Limonene properties?

Though the sole purpose of limonene is to defend against insects, but has some health-related benefits. Limonene terpenes have shown a positive result such as:

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Relieving anxiety

  • Enhancing the mood;

  • Relieve heartburn and gastric reflux

  • Anti-bacterial and antioxidant medicine

  • and preventing cancers

High Limonene Rich Strains

Banana OG

Berry White

Black Cherry Soda

Blueberry kush

Cinex

Do-Si-Dos

Durban Poison

Jack Herer

Jack the Ripper

Lemon Diesel

MAC

OG Kush

Girl scout cookies

White Fire OG

Limonene in our everyday life
  • Used in toothpaste to remove stains.

  • Flavoring in food, beverages and chewing gum

  • Scent and fragrance

  • Cleaners

  • Weight loss

  • Prevent and treat cancer

  • Aid in cholesterol control

Limonene’s Anti-Tumor Effects

Limonene can be used to repress the growth of skin and mammary tumors. Researchers have concluded that :-

(a) Limonene, to some extent, was proven effective in reducing breast cancer tumors, and

(b) Daily limonene supplements can stop protein that promotes tumor growth.

Further clinical trials highlight the significance of limonene against lung and brain cancer.

Limonene halts the reproduction of cancer cells and eliminates tumor cell death.

However, research is still ongoing to find out if limonene cannabis will be effective for cancer treatments.