Better Know a Terpene: Limonene
Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Found In: Cannabis, Lemon, Fennel, Spearmint
Flavor: Citrus Notes, Zesty
Fun Fact: Natural Antidepressant
If you're one of those folks who enjoy smoking flower but find it nips your day goals in the bud, consider using flower or concentrates with high levels of the terpene Limonene. Limonene is uplifting and energizing, perfect for those times when you'd like to indulge, but also need to get shit done.
Commonly used in aromatherapy for its energizing and uplifting effects, this zesty terpene is found in all the rinds of your favorite citrus fruits and more, including the cannabis plant. Limonene is also often used in cleaning products due to its pleasant odor and naturally powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Although most known for its pleasant aroma and aromatherapy use, it may surprise you to know that limonene possesses health benefits as well. Suffering from heartburn or know someone who is? Limonene is likely to help, and this is backed up by studies. In a placebo study, 13 adults suffering from ranging degrees of heartburn took part, seven of which were given d-limonene and the rest were given a placebo. On day four, 29% of the limonene group and 0% of the placebo group reported significant relief of symptoms. By day 14, 86% of the limonene group and 29% of the placebo group reported significant relief of symptoms. The study suggests that limonene can be helpful for those suffering from heartburn and furthermore that more improvement occurs when it is taken for an extended period of time.
If you're looking to elevate your mood or relive a little stress, try a strain high in Limonene.
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