What is Limonene
Limonene is a monocyclic monoterpenoid and one of two major compounds formed from pinene. As the name would suggest, its aroma is akin to the strong citrusy smells of oranges, lemons and limes. This citrusy terpene is one of the major constituents in citrus fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint and can be found in several pine needle oils. Limonene has been shown to be uplifting, have stress-relieving effects, and has been found to promote weight loss. Limonene has also been shown to have anti-cancer benefits from multiple mechanisms, including improved immune response, improved antioxidant defense system, improved detoxification, reduction in inflammation, better regulation of the cell cycle, and induction of death signals in cancer cells.
Antidepressant – Relieves symptoms of depression.
Antifungal – Inhibits the growth of fungus.
Anti-Inflammatory – Reduces inflammation systemically.
Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
Anxiolytic – Helps relieve anxiety.
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux – Reduces acid reflux.
Immunostimulant – Stimulates the immune system.
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