D-Limonene (“Limonene”) belongs to a class of compounds called terpenes. Limonene is a colorless liquid aliphatic hydrocarbon classified as a “cyclic monoterpene.”
Where can Limonene be found?
Limone is the major component in the oil of citrus rinds and of citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges.
Limonene is also found in cannabis.
Limonene interacts with cannabinoids like CBC-A, THC-A, CBD-A, CBC and CBG, and functions with other terpenes such as linalool and caryophyllene.
One of Limonene’s recognized properties is reducing THC’s anxiety and creating a feeling of well-being.
Limonene is considered an uplifting terpene capable of creating a sense of euphoria.
How is Limonene Used?
In manufacturing, Limonene is used in foods, beverages, and chewing gum for flavoring.
Limonene can also be used as a degumming agent and a gentle yet powerful cleaner that will effectively remove stains, grease, tar, and more.
Which Weed Strains Contain Limonene?
Limonene is found in many strains of cannabis. Some of the most common strains high in limonene include:
What are the Health Benefits of Limonene?
Limonene acts as an antioxidant in the body, absorbing and removing damaging free radicals before they can injure cells.
Dietary limonene may help lower your risk of certain cancers and signs of aging by reducing the amount of oxidative stress on your body
Limonene-dominant strains provide relief from stress and anxiety, so remember to take a look at the amount of limonene in the strain you buy.