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Linalool Terpene

Updated: Jan 25

It has been a while since we have chatted about terpenes. In these next two posts, we will introduce one of the many reasons that make cannabis great! We are going to discuss Linalool and its many benefits! Linalool has serotonin effects that can even help with several types of cancer. Keep reading to learn more about this unique terpene.


Linalool is a chemical compound commonly found in various plants and essential oils. Its several effects and benefits make it highly valuable in different industries. Linalool, a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis, has been found to provide various benefits. Even though it is a minor terpene, its medicinal benefits can help balance your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Recent studies stated it contributed to the entourage effect that improves psychological benefits.


The minor terpene Linalool has many incredible benefits. It is widely recognized as a relaxation and anxiety control terpene. Linalool is a sedative and aid for sleeping if you have insomnia. Another benefit is that it is used to treat Alzheimer's Disease. Like all the other great terpenes out there, it helps with anti-inflammatory, anti-depression, and arthritis. Linalool additionally helps with: Epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome, Dystonia, and Fibromyalgia. This minor terpene is extensively used to help just about anywhere!


Linalool has many properties that will help you neurologically. It works by blocking the receptors for the brain chemical glutamate, which can take on properties for anti-epileptic and enhances sedative effects. With those properties we talked about, the Entourage Effect and Linalool contribute to. For those not aware of the Entourage Effect, it is where you get all the flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids to act as one, which will create a full-body sensation. Strain Print stated a study where Linalool, Limonene, and CBG are combined to help with MRSA and treat acne and other skin conditions. You will get a heavy sedative effect when combined with THC and CBN.


Linalool is found in lavender, basil, and many indica strains. Some strains that are most abundant in Linalool are Do-Si-Dos, Zkittlez, and Scooby Snacks. It can give off the scent of lavender and some spiciness while offering therapeutic benefits and soothing effects. Linalool is not just in cannabis. It is also found in over 200 types of plants. It is frequently used in perfumes, soap, ad essential oils therapy. Leafly states, "Your sense of smell is intricately linked to emotion and memory centers in the brain.” Smelling cannabis with the smell of lavender brings back memories from when I was a kid at my grandma's house, and makes me happy from the memories I've had with her.


This terpene is one primary, minor cannabinoid found in everyday fruits, cleaning supplies, and cannabis. While located in all those items or products, it has excellent effects and benefits that are still being studied to further the health benefits. If you suffer from any of these problems, you can search for cannabis with a good amount of linalool to help with your needs or even ask our budtenders that can help with a recommendation!




Sources

“Terpene Linalool, What You Need to Know .” Trulieve, 5 Oct. 2020, www.trulieve.com/discover/blog/terpene-linalool-what-you-need-to-know#:~:text=Linalool%20in%20a%20nutshell&text=Linalool%20is%20a%20powerful%20terpene,treat%20several%20types%20of%20cancer.


Robbins, Curt. “Understanding Terpenes: Linalool.” Strainprint Technologies Inc., 13 Feb. 2020, strainprint.ca/understanding-terpenes-linalool/.


Kaplan, Josh. “What Is Linalool & What Does This Cannabis Terpene Do?” Leafly, 12 May 2022, www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/linalool-cannabis-terpene-benefits.

“Linalool Terpene: What Is Linalool?” Verilife, www.verilife.com/learn/linalool. Accessed 21 July 2023.


Wilson, Jacob. “What Terpene Is Best for Pain?” KnowledgeTimer, 1 June 2021, knowledgetimer.com/popular-articles/what-terpene-is-best-for-pain/.


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