Limonene: Limonene is the primary terpene in sativa-dominant marijuana strains. It is highly absorbent and promotes a positive mood and attitude. Limonene smells like citrus and improves the absorption of terpenes through the epidermis. The name limonene is derived from the word “lemon” because of its strong lemon scent. This terpene can block chemicals and prevent cancer. Prolonged exposure to pure limonene may cause skin irritation.
Limonene is a powerful fungicide and anti-carcinogen agent that repels Aspergillus, a carcinogenic fungus found in cannabis smoke. Also known as dipentene, carvene or citrine, limonene is one of the two main components of alpha-pinene. It is recognized as an anti-stressor and an anxiolytic agent that can increase the production of serotonin and dopamine while enhancing the immune system.
Limonene is frequently used as a solvent for fats and as a paint remover. It can also be used as a substitute for turpentine and can serve as a raw material for some products. In addition, it is used as a botanical insecticide.
- Aroma: citrus, lemon
- Also found in: citrus fruits, rosemary, peppermint, juniper, citrus, mint, laurel, black walnut, lavender, tea tree
- Aroma: Citrus Fruit/Rind (Lemons, Oranges)
- Effects: elevated mood, stress relief, anti-depressant, weight loss, antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, dissolves gallstones, immunostimulant, may treat gastrointestinal complications and heartburn,
- Recommended Cannabis Strains: OG Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Jack the Ripper, Lemon Skunk, Durban Poison, Jack Herer, OG Kush, Sour Diesel, Berry White
- Boiling Point: 350°F (177°C)
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