As we learn more about the terpenes in cannabis, experts are starting to believe these aromatic oils may be responsible for how different strains seem to produce other effects. Many industry leaders now believe that cannabinoids may interact with the body differently depending on which terpenes are present. This is called the entourage effect. 

Over 100 terpenes may exist in a given cannabis strain, and each has its unique characteristics. One of the most common cannabis terpenes is linalool, which is also found in many other plants. If you’ve ever enjoyed the scent of fresh lavender or even lavender essential oil, you may already be familiar with linalool and its characteristic scent.


What Is Linalool?

Linalool is a type of terpene that occurs naturally in lavender, sweet basil, and some cannabis strains. Many cannabis connoisseurs consider this to be one of the most desirable terpenes because of the flavor and taste it imparts on strains that contain high levels of it. Furthermore, various terpenes also have their own unique characteristics. That’s why so many people are firm believers in the effects of essential oils.

What are the effects of Linalool?

Studies have suggested that linalool has a variety of interesting properties, including all of the following:

  • Anti-Microbial – This study found that linalool can slow bacteria’s growth, suggesting it may be helpful as a natural antibiotic. 
  • Pain Relief – Another study found that patients may have received benefits related to pain management from lavender aromatherapy. While recovering from surgery, those treated with lavender aromatherapy (including linalool) required fewer opioid medications than other patients.
  • Anticonvulsant – The prevention of seizures is one of the most documented benefits of cannabis as a medicine. This study found that linalool may also help treat epilepsy and reduce convulsions.
  • Stress Relief – One of the main reasons people buy cannabis is because they say it helps them feel less stressed. Linalool is also regarded as a calming agent, and this study found that essential oils with linalool reduced disturbances to sleep.

What Cannabis Strains Have Linalool?

At Chronic Therapy, we pride ourselves on offering strains with high terpene levels. If you’re interested in finding one that contains lots of linalool, talk to one of our experienced budtenders. Start your search by exploring our menu today, and we’ll help you find a strain with a great terpene profile.

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