Terpenes 101: What is Linalool?
Terpenes are the fragrant oils responsible for the distinctive aroma of a wide variety of plants, including Cannabis.
When it comes to cannabis, there are over 100 different terpenes expressed in varying concentrations. These terpenes are used to distinguish between specific strains and their associated physiological effects.
Linalool is one of the most easily recognizable terpenes present in cannabis strains like The Green Organic Dutchman’s LA Confidential. Other strains high in linalool are Headband, Lavender, Skywalker OG, and Pink Kush. This popular terpene is known for its floral and slightly spicy scents, and each fragrance has its own associated medicinal benefits.
It is also found in over 200 other plants, including lavender and cinnamon. Due to its pleasant smell and antimicrobial properties, you can find this terpene in the majority of household cleaning products and personal care items like dish soap, shampoo, and moisturizer.
The associated therapeutic properties of linalool
A great deal of research has been conducted on this specific terpene. Animal studies have shown that linalool has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties, as well as the ability to help with stress reduction and expression.
According to Terpenes and Testing, studies on linalool have also shown sedative, anti-inflammatory, antiepileptic, and pain-relieving effects.
Strains with high concentrations of linalool are clear choices for people with chronic pain conditions and epilepsy.
Linalool can be consumed by dosing cannabis flowers or oils, drinking tea, or eating foods rich in the terpene. Many people also find relief by inhaling the terpenes’ aroma.
To get the most of its medicinal benefits, it’s best to speak to your healthcare professional about how cannabis can help.