Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene found in many flowers and spices as well as in Cannabis, including lavender, rosewood, thyme, mint and coriander. It gives off a complex yet sweet, floral aroma.
Like other terpenes, the organic hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, it adds to the aroma, taste and health benefits of Cannabis. It also interacts with the other terpenes and cannabinoids in Cannabis, providing a myriad of benefits, especially dealing with stress.
Who does it benefit?
Linalool has been the subject of many studies, including a recent one where lab rats inhaled linalool while exposed to stressful conditions. It was reported that linalool returned elevated stress levels in the immune system to near-normal conditions. Humans have inhaled plants containing linalool (such as lavender, thyme, and mint to name a few), since ancient times to help lower stress levels.
What else can it do?
StressInflammationTreating seizures (Elisabetsky et al., 1995)
Treating pain AnxietySleep (Buchbauer et al., 1991; Jirovetz et al., 1992)
Additional interesting fact about Linalool
Linalool is the likely suspect in the therapeutic capabilities of lavender EO to alleviate skin burns without scarring (Gattefosse, 1993).