Next to its cousin pinene, limonene is the second most common terpene in nature. Other than cannabis, it can be found in peppermint, rosemary, and you guessed it—citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and tangerines! Much as you’d expect, limonene has a distinctly sour, zesty scent.
- Mood Booster: If you’re looking for a lift, limonene can give you a hand. Commonly used in aromatherapy, the bright, fruity scent of citrus has been known to revitalize and refresh the mind and body. Because of this, limonene is great for relieving anxiety and depression. As an added benefit, limonene has been known to reduce the severity of acid reflux, a common symptom associated with high stress.
- Cancer Fighting: Research has found that limonene is an anti-proliferative, meaning it hinders cancer’s ability to spread. It does so by cutting off the ability for tumors to create blood vessels, and therefore ceasing the advancement of the disease.
- Antibacterial & Antifungal: Similarly to pinene, limonene is a great anti-inflammatory and can reduce symptoms associated with diseases such as fibromyalgia, MS, and more. Further still, this terpene possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help improve breathing conditions such as bronchitis and asthma, and stimulates the immune system by warding off bacterial infections.
If you’re looking for a limonene-rich strain, we encourage you to speak with someone from our team since many factors can contribute to terpene presence. Since both our dispensary and grow facility are family owned and operated, you can feel confident knowing exactly what’s going into your cannabis and what you’ll get out of it.
For more information, visit Verdes to speak to one of our team members today!