Limonene is the second most popular terpene and commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits. This terpene is known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties and its possibility to help treat anxiety and depression.(1) As its name suggests, the aroma of Limonene is that of citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and more. You can also find Limonene in other plants such as rosemary, juniper and peppermint. In small amount, Limonene is found also in dill, celery and fennel.

Fun Fact

Thanks to its fresh lemon scent, Limonene is used in many household cleaners, oils, beverages, perfumes, food and soaps. It is a popular scent used in many day-to-day items.

Potential Medical Benefits

● A 2011 clinical trial in women with breast cancer showed promising results in Limonene being a preventive and offering therapeutic qualities to help pain and discomfort.(2)
● Limonene has potential anti-inflammatory properties. A 2010 study showed a reduction in inflammation for treatment of bronchial asthma.(3)
● Limonene can also help aid in digestion and support a healthy digestive system. A 2017 study showed promise of helping treat ulcerative colitis in rats.(4)
● A study shows that inhaled Limonene has anxiety reducing qualities. This could be a good thing for cannabis users who suffer from anxiety symptoms and depression.(5)

Strains high in Limonene

● Super lemon haze
● Berry White
● Purple Punch
● Lemon OG


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