Mint, juniper, rosemary, pine, and cannabis all have traces of limonene. It’s utilized in food, drugs, cosmetics, biotechnology industries. This terpene is an antidepressant, anxiolytic, immunostimulant, antibacterial agent as well as an anticancer and anti-inflammatory drug. One of the most delicious high-limonene cannabis strains is Shining Silver Haze. Looking to try something new? Check out this Purple Sour Diesel.
Limonene is one of the most common terpenes. It may be found in food, medicines, cosmetics, and cleaning products, as well as in biotechnology. This very fragrant terpene is readily produced in the trichomes of many cannabis strains, along with cannabinoids. Limonene, like other terpenes, has its own set of interactions with the body. Limonene’s medical efficacy is currently being researched, although smoking or vaporizing a cannabis strain with high levels of limonene provides a unique taste experience and an invigorating high.
Terpenes & Cannabis Phytotherapy
Terpenes are a class of chemicals that give fruits and vegetables their distinctive scents and tastes. They play a key role in the quality of foods, as well as in the synthesis of numerous bioactive compounds including vitamins, hormones, oils, and, notably, cannabinoids. Terpenes extracted from plants are the most essential components of essential oils used in herbal medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics. Wine and beer are filled with terpenes.
Cannabis is one of the plants with the most sophisticated terpenes, offering us all its scents and medicinal benefits. The entourage effect occurs when several terpenes are combined with cannabinoids. The synergistic action between terpenes and all other natural cannabis components has been shown to significantly alter, and even enhance, the impact of single THC, CBD, or other cannabinoid. Terpenes are organic compounds that give cannabis its distinctive aroma and flavor. They make up 10 to 20 percent of the total resin in trichomes. Pinene, another important terpene found in cannabis, is worth a mention.
The peel of lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits contains a large quantity of this flammable monoterpene, which is also present in many other plants such as mint, juniper, rosemary, and pine needles. Monoterpenes evaporate quickly, thus limonene is rapidly detected by insects, parasites, or curious animals who mistake its aroma for a toxin. It’s no surprise that some of the brightest plants are infested with lemon oils.
Limonene is the most abundant terpene in most cannabis strains, although this does not imply all varieties must have a lemon aroma. Limonene’s chemical forms produce tangerine-scented limonene and lemon-scented limonene, while grapefruit-flavored limonene is produced by another form.
Limonene has been found to interact with a variety of cannabinoids and other terpenes in studies on the entourage effect in cannabis. This terpene interacts favorably with THC-A, CBD-A, CBC-A, CBC, CBG, and several additional terpenes such as caryophyllene and linalool. Limonene also increases cell permeability, which allows the human body to absorb additional chemicals.
Limonene is a naturally occurring cannabinoid. It has few toxic effects and is not very harmful to humans. Limonene, like many terpenes and solvents, can have an irritant impact on the skin and respiratory system, causing watery eyes, vasodilation, and subsequent impacts on the nose, eyes, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Limonene may be utilized to treat bronchitis (the inflammation of the mucous tissues that line your airways), although many individuals believe it gives a lovely subtle flavor as well as added freshness to smoke and vapor.
The Scientific Study of Limonene
Limonene is a terpene that has never been placed on a list of controlled substances, unlike THC. As a result, researchers have had more freedom to focus on its potential as an antidepressant, anxiolytic, immunostimulant, antibacterial, and anticancer agent owing to the fact that it was not included on any such lists. Limonene is also employed in weight-loss diets and for treating ulcers and stomach upset. It’s used as an antiseptic and an insect repellent. There are also being studied for the use of limonene to treat depression and anxiety: participants reported an increase in attention, mental focus, well-being, and even sexual desire during testing of limonene’s effects.
Limonene, according to a 2011 research at the University of Arizona and published in Oncology Reviews, has an immunomodulating effect that aids in anti-cancer activity. Limonene was found to inhibit cancer cell proliferation and reduce tumour size in a 2013 study conducted by the same institution and published in Cancer Prevention Research. This was a human study involving more than 40 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. A further research on the same type of tumor discovered comparable good results.
Limonene, a terpene present in citrus peel oil, has been found in laboratory studies to possess potent anti-inflammatory effects, making it a potential therapy for certain types of cancer. According to this research, limonene can prevent tumors from invading surrounding healthy tissue by decreasing the ability of tumors to form new blood vessels. Finally, limonene was also shown to promote healing and regeneration of damaged skin and cellular tissues.
- Aids Memory
- Also found in pine needles
- Also found in lavander
- Protects Cells Lining The Digestive Tract
- Also found in black pepper
- Contributes To Sedative Effect Of Strong Indicas
- Sleep Aid
- Muscle Relaxant
- Also found in hops
- Treats Acid Reflux
- Also found in citrus
High Limonene Strains
Given that limonene has been shown to have a variety of medical benefits, we can now taste and enjoy the effects of Lemon Shining Silver Haze and many other citric strains. Assuming that its breeders were sober when they named their new strain, any cannabis strain with the word “lemon” or another sour fruit in its name is likely to include significant amounts of limonene. However, other “non-lemon” strains are also brimming with this terpene. OG Kush and Sour Diesel are two notable examples.
Lemon Queen Seeds has produced a delectable combination of Lemon Skunk and Amnesia Haze. Its name is Lemon Shining Silver Haze, and it is the product of crossing two sativa strains with two different lemon tastes. People have described its sour, skunky aroma as well as fresh, sweet, yet powerful effects.
A high limonene strain composed only of uplifting effects can only be created by a sativa dominant hybrid with a lot of limonene. The mind high induced by Shining Silver Haze is euphoric, with enhanced energy levels, creativity and motivation. It’s difficult to assess how much limonene contributes to this strain’s upbeat, happy, stimulating, and healthy properties. What we can say is that this energetic variety isn’t recommended for use before bedtime!