Limonene is a fragrant terpene found in a variety of fruits, herbs and flowers including citrus, peppermint, rosemary and … cannabis! In fact, this is the second most common terpene in marijuana, right behind the earthy-herbal scented Beta-Myrcene. In addition to its lovely smell, limonene has many other beneficial properties including:
Natural Insect Repellant
Limonene is perfectly safe for most humans and pets as well as wild birds, fish and mammals, but most insects hate it. It can get rid of everything from ants to cockroaches and is even used commercially as an anti-flea and tick agent. If you buy products like Ortho Home Defense Indoor Insect Killer or Safer Fire Ant Killer, you’re using limonene. Hopefully, this terpene can also repel a few other more troublesome pests like spider mites, thrips & fungus gnats.
Makes It Easier to Absorb Other Terpenes
Limonene quickly penetrates proteins including cellular membranes, making it easier for the human body to use both this terpene and others. Limonene helps the good stuff get through everything from your skin, to your nails, to the blood-brain barrier.
Natural Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal & Grease Cutter
Bacteria & fungi don’t stand a chance when limonene is on the prowl – and neither does grease, oils or other nasties. That’s why this terpene is commercially extracted from citrus peels and put in many types of all-natural cleaners. It’s also great for toe-nail fungus because it’s one of the few things that will go through the nail as mentioned in the last section.
It’ll Make You Feel Happy & Chill
Move over lavender – researchers say that orange oil rules the Aromatherapy world when it comes to stress relief. Grapefruit is thought to reduce the appetite, boost memory & take the edge off depression. Lemon improves your brain function & puts you in a good mood. And, mandarin or tangerine scents can curb stress and relieve nausea. Limonene in cannabis can do the same; testing has shown it increases mental focus, gives you a general sense of well-being and can even fix up a bad case of heartburn or stomach trouble. Some even say it’ll put you & your S-O feel in the mood for some quality time because it acts as an aphrodisiac.
Limonene Fights the Big C!
Now, that’s what I’m talking about! Limonene can help prevent and/or treat cancer in a number of ways. First, it protects the body from the carcinogens and other contaminants in smoke, if you’re still medicating old-school style. Second, it boosts the body’s natural immune system so we can fight off all kinds of things, maybe even cleaning up the random, one-off cellular mutations that could otherwise develop into a malignancy. Third, limonene helps protect the RAS gene from deterioration to reduce tumor production.
Finally, limonene has killed cancer sells in a lab setting. Yes, there really is some hard science behind those claims that cannabis is the best thing ever for cancer patients.
Sold on Limonene? Here’s What You Need in Your Collection!
In the cannabis gene pool, limonene isn’t too hard to find – almost every strain has some in it. But, here’s a few with the highest amounts:
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