What is Limonene and What are the Benefits of This Cannabis Terpene?

Have you ever wondered what gives strain like Super Lemon HazeChernobyl, and Tangie a sweet citrus aroma? That’s limonene, an aromatic cannabis terpene produced in the flower’sresin glands as well as in many everyday items like fruit rinds, cosmetics, and cleaning products.Terpenes are fragrant oils secreted alongside cannabinoids like THC and CBD, and these terpenes not only dictate the smell of marijuana, they can also modify its effects. Some strains tend to express higher levels of the limonene terpene, and oftentimes it’s the sour lemon scent that gives it away. But what’s so special about it?

Limonene’s Effects and Benefits

Limonene has a history in medicine, so it should come as no surprise that the limonene found in cannabis offers therapeutic benefits as well. Some of these studied effects include:

  • Elevated mood
  • Stress relief
  • Antifungal properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • May help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux
  • Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemicals by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract

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