Aroma: The isolated terpene linalool has a floral, spicy, woody scent. It is the dominant terpene in the lavender plant and is what provides it with its distinguishable aroma. When cannabis has a lavender scent, it is due to the presence of linalool in that particular strain.
Where: Linalool is produced by over 200 species of plants including mint, rosewood, birch, and citrus. It provides these plants with pest protection by acting as a natural insecticide. It is so abundant in nature that the average person consumes approximately two grams of linalool each year through food sources alone.
Benefits: Linalool has many potential therapeutic benefits including helping to reduce anxiety, stress, and inflammation. It is thought to be a natural mood-enhancer and sedative, and have anti-microbial properties.
Research: Exciting new research is being conducted exploring the potential for linalool to help mitigate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Because of the anti-inflammatory effect it may have, linalool has shown the potential to restore both cognitive and emotional functions in animal trials.
Long believed in folk medicine to have calming properties, science is now beginning to understand the potential role that linalool may play as an anxiolytic (anxiety reducer) and anti-depressant. Through directly impacting the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters in the brain, linalool may offer a natural alternative to pharmaceutical-based anxiolytics and anti-depressants.
How to use: There are numerous ways to incorporate linalool into your lifestyle through isolated liquid terpenes. Try combining with coconut oil and applying to sore muscles after a work out, add a few drops into your DIY household cleaner for additional cleansing power, or diffuse an hour before bedtime to enjoy linalool’s calming and sedative effects.
However you choose to take advantage of linalool’s many potential benefits, be sure to source the highest quality natural terpenes. Much of the linalool that is commercially available is synthetically made. Cannterp terpenes are 100% pure and undiluted, steam distilled, naturally sourced, non-GMO, organic, and food grade.