July 27, 2020 04:44 pm ETEstimated Read Time: 3 Minutes
When a lot of people think about Cannabis’s benefits, their thoughts turn towards THC and CBD. These are some of the most common cannabinoids found in Cannabis. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol and there are several different varieties of THC such as Delta 8 and Delta 9. CBD is known as the non-intoxicating cannabinoid. It can be found in all kinds of products these days and is sold in the legal market in many places.
Limonene is a terpene that is also produced in citrus fruit peels that is also found in Cannabis. The terpene limonene has an aroma of orange and lemon. It can be commonly found in cannabis strains such as Trainwreck, Durban Poison, Bruce Banner, Sour Diesel, and OG Kush, just to name a few.
Potential Benefits of Limonene
This fascinating terpene holds a wide array of potentials. Some of the potential benefits of Limonene are as follows:
Studies on mice using Limonene showed it was bioavailable in mammary tissue after topical exposure of orange oil. This terpene is also readily available in citrus fruit such as lemons, limes, and oranges.
WebMD says that “Limonene is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and in other plants. It is used to make medicine. Limonene is used for obesity, cancer, and bronchitis, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.” However, if you head over to the NCBI, you can find loads of research and evidence that would beg to differ.
“Limonene, (+/-)- is a racemic mixture of Limonene, a natural cyclic monoterpene and a major component of the oil extracted from the citrus rind with chemo-preventive and antitumor activities. The metabolites of DL-limonene, perillic acid, dihydroperillic acid, uroterpenol, and limonene 1,2-diol are suggested to inhibit tumor growth through inhibition of p21-dependent signaling, induce apoptosis via the induction of the transforming growth factor beta signaling pathway, inhibit post-translational modification of signal transduction proteins, resulting in G1 cell cycle arrest as well as cause differential expression of cell cycle- and apoptosis-related genes.”
A higher terpene level would also typically mean more flavor. Terpenes could also be responsible for making some people feel anxious when consuming Cannabis. A lot of allergic reactions that take place in society stem from terpenes. If you are allergic to lemons, you would want to stay away from Cannabis containing Limonene.
Ashley Priest is a patient, mother, entrepreneur, and activist that fights to end prohibition globally for a better future for all. Ashley has a passion for sharing education pertaining to the goddess plant known as cannabis. She believes that a single seed can tip the scales and that together through education we can end the stigma that is preventing cannabis from flowering to its full potential globally.
The flowering buds of the cannabis plant have always been the star of the show due to their high concentration of cannabinoids like THC and CBD that create effects for consumers. But what many don’t know is that other parts of the plant—specifically the trim removed after harvesting—can be used for a variety of purposes….
In today’s fast-paced world, managing stress, anxiety, and pain is a priority for many. As a result, a growing number of individuals are exploring alternative methods. This includes combining prescribed medications like Xanax (alprazolam) with natural remedies like cannabis. While this combination has proved effective in stress and anxiety management, it has its downsides –…
Tramadol and weed are two substances known to offer pain relief. With their similarities, it is only natural to assume you can use them together. However, doing so could lead to disaster. We cover everything you need to know about tramadol, why you shouldn’t mix it with cannabis, and what the future of pain relief…
How long will a person feel intoxicated after consuming cannabis? If you’re baffled by the vast range of answers to this question swirling around the internet, you’re not alone. Different sources claim THC highs will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours—and none of them are necessarily wrong. Cannabis-induced highs depend on a lot…
Veriheal is more than just a telehealth company — it’s a top source for the latest in cannabis news, culture, industry insights, and more. With the time we spend on our reporting comes an understanding of the political and industry changes on the horizon, as well as the consumer preferences driving the market. What follows…
The statements made regarding cannabis products on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cannabis is not an FDA-approved substance and is still illegal under federal law. The information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. We strongly recommend that you consult with a physician or other qualified healthcare provider before using any cannabis products. The use of any information provided on this website is solely at your own risk.