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What is linalool + its terpene effects?

LanternOctober 26, 2020

Have you ever felt blissfully relaxed after consuming cannabis strains like Granddaddy Purp, Amnesia Haze, or Do-Si-Dos? If so, you have the terpene Linalool to thank for those calming vibes.

In addition to helping you ease into serenity, Linalool is generating buzz as studies point to its potential to help consumers and patients alike relieve and manage anxiety, depression, pain, and more.   

What is Linalool? 

Terpenes such as Linalool are molecular compounds that give plants their particular smell and taste. Cannabis can have over 100 hundred terpenes in each strain, providing a complex and unique bouquet of flavors for consumers to enjoy. The scent of Linalool is commonly compared to lavender, with touches of citrus and woody notes.

Linalool isn't just found in cannabis. It's also in the makeup of a broad range of plants, such as lavender, mint, citrus fruit, coriander, and is even detected in the bark of several types of trees. In fact, Linalool is so common that many people consume this terpene every day. 

The effects benefits of Linalool

When combined with cannabinoids, Linalool can have an enhanced healing effect. This is why many cannabis consumers say cannabis strains with Linalool are best for relaxation, for example, even if the strains themselves contain small amounts of this terpene. 

Research into Linalool's healing properties is ongoing, however studies have pointed to its ability to aid patients with issues like:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Chronic pain

Additionally, some preliminary studies suggest that Linalool may help with:

Like all medication, be sure to consult with your doctor about what is the best treatment for you and your body.

Which cannabis strains contain Linalool?

Linalool can be found in many cannabis strains that help many ease tension and anxiety. Try the following strains to experience the effects of Linalool for yourself: 

  • Grandaddy Purp
  • Amnesia Haze
  • LA Confidential
  • Kosher Kush
  • Do-Si-Dos
  • Pink Kush
  • Fire OG

It's no coincidence that Linalool is found in many Indica strains that are recommended for nighttime use. Sample one of these strains after a long and busy day when you're more than ready to put your feet up and let your stress melt away. Or pair a Linalool-rich strain with an evening curled up in bed with tea and a good book before sinking into a tranquil night of sleep. 

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