Terpene Tuesday: Linalool
Linalool is a special terpene that isn’t specific to the cannabis; it can be found in over 200 different types of plants and has hints of spiciness and lavender. Don’t smoke cannabis? Non-smokers consume up to 2 grams of linalool every year through their food. It does sound like a lot, but linalool doesn’t get stored in fat or accumulate like other cannabinoids.
Found in strains such as Scooby Snacks and Di-Si-Dos, this terpene rarely breaks the top three terps in any cannabis strain. Found in many plants, linalool has anti-microbial properties, and has been used in traditional medicine due to its sedative and anti-epileptic properties. Some also find this terpene helps symptoms of anxiety and depression. It also aids in pain therapy by blocking off specific brain processes that are used when pain receptors are triggered. Research is even underway for its potential for Alzheimer’s disease.
Linalool – C10H18O
Aroma: Spicy, Lavender
Found in: Rosewood, Sweet Basil, Lavender, Patchouli
Strains: Scooby Snacks, Do-Si-Dos
Properties: Anti-Inflammatory, Sleep Aid, Congestion Reduction