We have mentioned many times that Terpenes is the aromatic compounds that's found in many plants that give it it's own distinct smell and taste. However, Terpenes do much more than that! Terpenes work in synergy with other compounds to influence and increase a plant's effects. There are tens of thousands types of terpenes and today we will be talking about one of the the most common primary Terpene: Linalool.
Linalool is a very common terpene that's known for it's soothing and floral aroma. Linalool is found in trace amounts in mint, cinnamon and Lavender! Lavender is been known to cause soothing effects that treats anxiety, depression, combat stress and has been studied to provide anti-epileptic properties. That's why so many massage and aroma therapists use lavender oil!
Strains that test high in Linalool are: Do si Dos, Grand Daddy Purple and Zkittles! These strains are more Indica dominant and therefore known for their relaxing and sedative properties. These strains are great if you are stressed or have trouble sleeping! Linalool works synergistic with THC and CBD to improve and heighten these effects.
Lavender has more uses than just massage and aromatherapy! It can be used in culinary applications (sparingly), infused with soap, topical products and for floral displays. Want to know more about lavender and how to use it to it's full potential? Read this informative article from Happy DIY Home by clicking HERE.
For more information on Terpenes, check out an older blog that explains the basics of Terpenes HERE.