(Is that how you spell lemony? Is lemony a word? Let me focus)
Terpenes make everything better in the world of cannabis. They are the fragrant secretions of oil in plants, and so much more! In cannabis, a very popular terpene has a bright, citrusy scent and happens to aid in acid reflux. Let’s talk about limonene!
Lemon Skunk, Durban Poison (one of my favs), and OG Kush are some of the strains dripping with limonene. And how lucky they are! This terpene has abilities to uplift, heal, and invigorate! It’s also a savage terpene; straight kills cancer cell growth, reduces inflammation, and aids in the prevention of tumors. Don’t catch this terpene in dark alley at night, it’s a tough cookie! Studies have shown it even may help the discomfort of heartburn and gastric reflux. Heck, I also heard limonene was a great home remedy for acne and athletes foot!
This powerful terpene is:
Outside of cannabis, if you’ve peeled a citrus fruit or cleaned with lemon scented furniture polish, you touched or smelled limonene. Regardless of your current mood, it’s hard not to have that instant “mmm” or “aahhhh” reaction when you inhale that citrusy goodness! Which is why limonene is usually found in sativa or sativa-dominant strains, like Tangie, which are uplifting and energizing. Although limonene is absolutely found in indica strains, it’s not as frequent.
So, when life gives you lemons, be happy! You’ve got a bunch of limonene there, and plenty uses for it. Or, reach for your favorite sativa strain, you’ll probably find a good amount.
If you’ve made it this far and have no idea what a terpene is, or why you should care lol, click here!
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend blogees! I’m more of a Juneteeth lady myself, but as long as you’re with family and friends any day is a holiday!