As global cannabis acceptance grows exponentially, so does the body of scientific research and knowledge supporting wellness and medicinal-minded consumers. The average consumer may know something about what cannabinoids and terpenes are and theirsynergistic rolein your body (check outPinene’s propertiesfor an example refresher). Now, let's dive into the benefits of our second featured terpene: Limonene.

Limonene, holding true to its citrus-y sounding namederived from the word "lemon,"is most prominently found in the peels of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. It has a crisp, zesty fragrance that most people associate with cleanliness and freshness. In cannabis, limonene's medicinal effects compound the cannabinoids' reaction in the body to encourage several positive benefits including:

Mood elevation

The uplifting fragrance of limonene is known to help those experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. The fragrance, compounded with the THC in the cannabis flower, encourages positivity, lowers stress, and supports an overall happier demeanor in consumers.

Antimicrobial properties

You might have noticed that cleaning products typically feature citrus-based scents. Companies frequently use these due to their higher limonene content boasting natural antimicrobial properties proven to preventmicrobial and fungal growth. Limonene also boasts the ability to naturally break down heavy oils and grease. Basically, it helps keep things spic-and-span in au-naturelle, "green" way.

Encouraging healthy gastric functions. If you’re anything like most people, you've probably struggled with the occasional (or daily) bought of heartburn or reflux brought on by some type of food (munchies anyone?!). Limonene is here to combat such discomfort.Chemist Joe Wilkinsmade the discovery while trying to develop natural cleaning products (see the antimicrobial properties header above) and accidentally consumed the orange extract he was using in his research. The extract incidentally relieved his gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. How does that work? Well, when ingested (in any form), limonene’s light-in-weight properties make it float to the top of our harsh digestive juices and coats the esophagus and stomach linings, helping reduce inflammation.

Now you know a little more about the benefits of the Limonene you know and love, how can you get your hands on some? Lucky for you, The Green Solution offers a variety of limonene-rich flower. Some of our favorite strains include:

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