Welcome to #TerpeneTuesday! This week we’re diving right in on Geraniol also known as Lemonol.
Ever wonder where geraniums get their smell? Well, they mostly have Geraniol to thank!
Found in a wide range of plants including tobacco, lemongrass and roses, Geraniol is considered to be quite useful!
Known to be effective when used as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and topical drug enhancer, it seems this terpene has it all!
Did you know that in addition to plants, herbs and spices, insects can also product terpenes?
It’s true! In fact, Geraniol is produced by honey bees as a means of marking their hives and flowers. Who knew?!
Plus, not only is Geraniol effective when used as a mosquitos repellant, it also makes a wonderful bee attractant. (Gardener friends, are you listening?)
Strains with Linalool (don’t worry, we’ll cover Linalool next week!) are almost often rich in Geraniol.
Used commonly in feminine beauty products because of it’s pleasant, fragrant smell, Geraniol has even replaced actual rose petal extract because they smell so similar.
Proven to destroy Salmonella Bacteria, Geraniol can also fight fungus and has therapeutic effects on different types of cancer (including but not limited to, breast, lung, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and hepatic)
Are you interested in reading more on the medicinal benefits of Geraniol? Check out this amazingly informative article: https://www.fxcbdvapeoil.com/terpenes-cannabis-geraniol