What is Limonene?

Limonene is a compound typically found in the rind of citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges. It is especially concentrated in orange peels, comprising around 97% of the rind’s oil1. It’s often referred to as d-limonene, which is its main chemical form. Limonene is one of the most common terpenes found in herb and has potential for multiple health benefits. It has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress, and possibly disease-preventing properties2. It may also have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects as shown in some studies2.

Benefits of Limonene

In the world of herb, limonene plays a significant role. It's believed that limonene can potentially make your green more efficient and effective3.
Recent studies have shown that limonene can reduce anxiety induced by grass as well4,5. When grass is taken alone, it can increase feelings of anxiety, but when administered along with limonene, there's a significant decrease in feelings of being "anxious/nervous" and "paranoia"4

The effects of synergy limonene tend to lean towards effects associated with that of Sativa strains and it's common to find sativa heavy strains containing large amounts of limonene. Some of these strains include Pink Cookie, Lemon G, and Ice Cream Sundae. It's expected that when limonene is taken with herb you would see a mood elevation higher than what is expected than we herb alone!

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