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Unlocking the Potential of Limonene: A Versatile Terpene for Mental and Physical Well-being

Updated: Jan 25


Terpene Limonene has terrific benefits that can help you all around. It even has a lovely lemon scent, just the terpene itself! It is found in various items, from cannabis, fruits and cleaning products. The Strawberry Guava we tested high in Limonene was a great strain to feel its effects.

The aroma you get from it is a very citrus smell, taste, and flavor. Limonene can have multiple benefits that can help with depression, anxiety, and stress and can even be anti-cancer. With these benefits, Limonene has the potential to become more in daily life.


Anti-anxiety properties:

Limonene is highly bioavailable, with 70% human pulmonary uptake as the main component; Limonene has shown an antidepressant-like effect in chronic unpredictable mild stress. Through study, it increased locomotor activity and significantly upregulated dopamine levels.

Antioxidant Properties:

Limonene acts as an antioxidant in the body, removing dangerous diseases before they can injure your cells. In a study, Limonene was infused into the cellulose fibers by immersion coating, and the modified composites demonstrated a long-term antioxidant release for three days. There have been studies on the antioxidant activities in wine. Several terpenes are found in wine, with Limonene being one of them.

Anti-Depression Properties:

Scientists discovered that inhaling essential oils high in Limonene can regulate brain health and functions associated with mood and neurodegeneration, reflecting their bioavailability in the brain. In a study of Limonene, an intriguing result could hypothetically support plasticity mechanisms in depression.

Anti-Cancer Properties:

Limonene is well known as an anti-cancer agent and is bioactive in foods like citrus peels, orange peels, and others. It exhibited as a potent cancer inhibition in both human experiments and animals. A study showed that Limonene was acting by suppressing a breast tumor in 2013.


In conclusion, Limonene, a versatile terpene with a delightful lemon scent, offers numerous benefits for overall well-being. It can be found in cannabis, fruits, and cleaning products, making it accessible in various forms. Limonene has demonstrated anti-anxiety effects, with studies showing its potential to alleviate stress and anxiety by increasing dopamine levels. Additionally, it has shown promise in combating depression, potentially influencing brain health and mood regulation. Its anti-cancer properties are also noteworthy, with studies highlighting its ability to inhibit tumor growth. Limonene's versatility and wide-ranging benefits make it valuable for promoting mental and physical well-being.




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Leafly. (n.d.). What is Limonene, and what are the benefits of this cannabis terpene? Retrieved from https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-limonene-and-what-are-the-benefits-of-this-cannabis-terpene


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