Limonene : Know Your Terpenes
Limonene is found in lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, and yes – cannabis.
One touch with your tongue and immediately your mouth begins to salivate. Limonene, a terpene that accompanies such a cheek-squinching reaction, is found in lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, and yes – cannabis. The tart, satisfying sensation as your cheeks compress is mostly due to this delicious terpene, which can give some cannabis strains the citrusy aroma we’ve learned to relish and look for.
Besides being used religiously in cleaning products and candles, limonene can contribute to wondrous results in fighting depression and anxiety. When combined with other anti-anxiety and anti-depression terpenes in plants such as cannabis, its synergistic effects are multiplied. Have you ever seen a depressed person eat an orange? Me neither.
Because limonene is a popular terpene in cooking, ensure you don’t go over its boiling point of 348 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the temperature it’ll vaporize, rendering its effects useless.
As always, remember that terpenes affect each of us differently depending on our body chemistry and what compounds are present that they can act synergistically with.