Terpene Tuesday: Limonene
This terpene is associated with smells that are fruity and citrus-like. You’d assume that strains that contain limonene have a lemon smell to it, but that isn’t always the case when it comes to cannabis. Check out your lab tested product carefully to make sure it is high in limonene, 2% being generally the highest percent.
Out of all of the terpenes in cannabis, not much is known about how this terpene works inside our bodies and how much is required to receive the benefits it contains. Current studies of this terpene are used in very high doses, much larger than what is found in cannabis. More research that’s cannabis focused needs to happen, but researchers have found a handful of benefits of this terpene.
One amazing discovery about limonene has been its research on cancerous tumors. Limonene inhibited the growth of skin and mammary tumors in rats. These results began a human trial which showed it was somewhat effective in breast cancer cells. This is suggesting that daily consumption can help inhibit breast cancer cells.
Aroma: Fruit, Citrus
Found in: Lemon Rinds, Orange Rind, Juniper
Strains: White Fire OG, Do-Si-Dos, Wedding Cake, Banana OG, Black Cherry Soda
Properties: Elevated Mood, Stress Releif, Anti-Fungal and Anti-Bacterial Properties, Aids in terpene absorption