What is Limonene?
Limonene is one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis, and it may be found in concentrations as high as 16% of the essential oil component of some strains.
This terpene is most commonly known for its concentration in the rinds of citrus fruits. While it may occur in Indica strains, limonene is often a dominant terpene in strains with a strong Sativa effect. It is used in pharmaceuticals to increase the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes, and it has been used to elevate mood, may help to prevent cancer or slow the progress of tumors, assist in weight loss, ease bronchitis, and may help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux.
Limonene has been shown to support the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of CBD. Excessive levels of limonene may interact with some common drugs such as ibuprofen, meloxicam, warfarin (Coumadin), cimetidine, omeprazole, and prednisone.
Dancing Goat Gardens features flowers and products with the terpene Limonene.
What is a terpene?
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of cannabis strains. They often have a strong odor and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores.