Welcome back! Is it weird that I’m anxious for Tuesdays now that we have #TerpeneTuesday? Maybe just a little?
This week, as promised, we’re exploring Linalool.
Commonly found in Cannabis sativa and used in a wide variety of cosmetics, Linalool gives off a delicate floral aroma.
Linalool smells of lavender with a hint of spiciness and can be found in over 200 types of plants.
Being that Linalool is used to lower stress levels, fight inflammation and combat depression, it comes as no surprise that you can find it in abundance in Lavender. Lavender is frequently used in aromatherapy and has a long history of use in ancient medicine.
In the midst of an opioid crisis, there is a light! Patients can often reduce or avoid the negative side effects of synthetic drugs (such as Percocet, Vicodin, and Oxycontin) by consuming plants (such as cannabis) rich in Linalool.
In fact, when used in combination with major terpenes and cannabinoids (like THC, CBD, CBN, and CBC), this terpene can also give serious relief to those looking to manage pain.
Study results have also indicated Linalool could be used as a potential Alzheimer’s disease.