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Limonene

Alana Rossi
August 19, 2023

Limonene is a common, abundant terpene found prevalently across the cannabis plant as well as in the rinds of many fruits in the citrus plant species. It has exhibited a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits through research including acting as a gastric antacid, an anti-anxiety agent, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory compound. Limonene's trademark vibrant citrusy aroma with sweet undertones makes it a key component of many sought-after cannabis strains as well as various commercial soaps, cosmetics, cleaning products and food flavorings.

Being typically abundant in many stimulating sativa varietals, limonene is known for its calming yet uplifting effects that may help quickly elevate moods, relieve feelings of stress and depression, and quell anxiety. Limonene's natural anti-inflammatory effects may potentially help relieve certain gastrointestinal complications and discomfort when ingested as well. Overall, limonene's amazing versatility and utility across nature, food, medicine, and more makes it one of the most ubiquitous terpenes found nearly everywhere. The presence of bright, tangy limonene provides that unmistakable fragrant citrus zing typically dominating lemon and lime-infused cannabis strains.

Beyond its primacy as a fragrance, this energetic terpene truly packs wide untapped potential therapeutic properties and benefits waiting to be fully explored and unlocked for the world through further research and study.

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