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.
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:
Enhancing the mood;
Relieve heartburn and gastric reflux
Anti-bacterial and antioxidant medicine
and preventing cancers
High Limonene Rich Strains
Super Lemon Haze
Black Cherry Soda
Jack the Ripper
Girl scout cookies
Limonene in our everyday life
Used in toothpaste to remove stains.
Flavoring in food, beverages and chewing gum
Scent and fragrance
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.