Terpene Tuesday: Limonene Basics in Under 2 Minutes
As you may have guessed by the name – limonene has a lemony or citrus aroma to it. Found in citrus fruits, like lemon but also in things like juniper, peppermint, and rosemary.
Limonene is considered a major terpene. It’s common in many cannabis cultivars/strains and often in high volumes.
The aromatherapy related to limonene is attributed to uplifting effects, anti-anxiety, mood enhancement (depression lifting), stress relief.
Limonene is known for its anti-inflammatory properties making it a good candidate for things like cancer, arthritis, and asthma.
This terpene has also been shown to dissolve gallstones and is a mild appetite suppressant. (Along with the cannabinoid THCV, limonene may be effective as an ingredient in future weight loss therapies)
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