November 04, 2019
3 min read
Terpenes 101: What Is Limonene, and What Does It Do?
When you crack open a jar of Lemon Heads Live Resin and get an unmistakable scent of lemons, you’re smelling the terpene Limonene. Basically, terpenes are the fragrant oils found in all living plants. It’s why roses smell like roses, bananas smell like bananas, pine trees smell like pine, and … you get the idea.
Limonene is especially common in citrus and is what helps create that crisp and acidic scent profile that brightens so many of our daily experiences. A squeeze of lemon in ice tea or on a freshly prepared salad enhances the flavors. A dash of citrus scent in floor cleanser or shampoo or hand lotion makes everything smell a little more clean and fresh.
Cannabis terpenes are no different from terpenes found in other plants, what makes them unique is how they interact with the other compounds found in cannabis, especially cannabinoids. When ingesting cannabis, these compounds create an entourage effect which can induce a variety of effects, both euphoric and non-euphoric.
Limonene is one of the more prominent terpenes in cannabis, especially when it comes to Sativa and Sativa-dominant strains. Famous Sativas like Tangie, Sour Diesel, and anything Haze are all known for having high Limonene levels. Not only does Limonene influence the way a strain smells, but it also has a direct impact on a strain’s euphoric effects.
Limonene has a strong reputation among terpenes, and for good reason. Its many wellness benefits and specific intoxicating properties include:
- Relieves stress
- Elevates mood
- Antifungal properties
- Antibacterial properties
- Potential to relieve heartburn and gastric reflux.
Besides these known applications, cancer researchers are very interested in the terpene because it’s known to improve the medicinal-absorption rate of the digestive tract, skin, and mucous membranes. This information is only one small part of emerging cannabis science as more and more states and countries adopt cannabis reform.
The medicinal applications are promising, but there are many applications for Limonene and cannabis users are becoming savvier to how this terpene can become a bigger part of their daily lives.
Products high in Limonene, like the Clementine Disposable Vape Pen by City Trees, can give you a nice boost of energy and creativity. Whether you’re off to the gym for a workout or looking for the focus you need to get through a project, Limonene can help. It’s known to enhance energy and your mood, so you’ll feel uplifted and full of stamina.
You can find Limonene in a lot of cannabis products, especially flowers. Limonene, Myrcene, and Caryophyllene are the three most common terpenes in flowers. But if flowers aren’t your thing, or if you’re looking for a higher level of Limonene than flowers offer, your next best options are concentrates and vape cartridges.
Concentrates are a wonderful innovation, with extractors and producers making some of the finest products we’ve ever seen. Concentrates can be blended with other compounds to induce tailored euphoric or medicinal effects. Plus, these concentrates can be purchased in their raw form for dabbing or in disposable vape cartridges for convenience and discretion.
So, now that you know a little more about Limonene and its unique applications and effects, how will it influence your cannabis routine? Come down to Oasis today and check out our extensive menu. Our Budtenders are your best resource for finding the perfect Limonene-heavy products for your needs. Notice:
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