Terpene Tuesday: Limonene – Prevalent and Powerful 

*For a general introduction to terpenes as a whole, check out The Dirt on Terpenes.  Limonene is a highly fragrant terpene found in the peels of oranges and other citrus fruits – it comprises 97% of the essential oils found in orange rinds. It’s also present in many plants (eg. mint, celery root, fennel, dill, and caraway) and trees (juniper, red and silver maple, spruce, Douglas Firs). Limonene is commonly…

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Terpene Tuesday: Caryophyllene and Its CB2 Receptor Power 

*For a general introduction to terpenes as a whole, check out The Dirt on Terpenes.  Caryophyllene may be a mouthful to say (pronounced “carry-awful-een“ and often referred to as β-caryophyllene), but it’s a mouthful most humans are actually very familiar with – this terpene is responsible for the spicy flavor of pepper. It’s also present in the woody, musky elements of cinnamon, cloves, and rosemary and is approved by…

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