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Limonene: The Citrus Fruit terpene

Limonene is a colorless liquid hydrocarbon, and it is classified as a cyclic terpene. It is a major component in the oil of citrus fruit peels and is found in other plants as well such as mint, rosemary, juniper, and pine.

Limonene has a strong citrus odor and is used as a flavoring and fragrance in food, cleaning products, and personal care products.

Limonene has a wide range of potential medicinal properties. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects. It may also have anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects. Limonene is also used as a natural insecticide and as a solvent in cleaning products.

In the field of veterinary medicine, Limonene has been used as an alternative treatment option for certain conditions, such as anxiety or skin conditions, however, more research is needed to establish its safety and efficacy in animals. It is important to consult with a veterinarian before giving Limonene or any other substance to an animal.

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