Linalool is a monoterpene that can be found in lavender, pine needles, and coriander seeds. It’s also one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis plants. This particular terpene subclass has very calming effects, which may help with insomnia or stress and give relief to those suffering from conditions that cause chronic pain.
Synergistic Effects of Linalool
Loved by many for its calming effects, this terpene can work synergistically with other terpenes to create different sensations or feelings. Mixing linalool with alpha-pinene is said to have a therapeutic effect on the brain, while another mixture of linalool with limonene can help manage stress. If you are suffering from pain that doesn’t seem to subside, then consider mixing your linalool with other terpenes like myrcene or alpha-terpineol. Linalool Flavour And Aroma Profile
This terpene has a sweet, floral flavour that can have hints of spice or lavender. It pairs incredibly well with other flavours like black pepper, lemon zest, and chocolate. When smoking a strain containing linalool, you can expect a smooth, enjoyable smoke reminiscent of lavender or citrus.
Linalool in Cannabis
Linalool is clearly discernible in strains like Lavender and Amnesia, and you’ll also find hints of linalool in our famous Do-si-Dos and Zkittlez. When you take a whiff of either strain, you will instantly feel relaxed and euphoric at the same time—a feeling which is caused by linalool’s synergistic effect with other terpenes such as myrcene.
Note that some people are allergic to linalool. It would be best to steer clear of strains containing this terpene if you are one of them.
Linalool is a super-terpene that can relax muscles, relieve pain, and give your senses an overall boost. It affects the smell and taste of marijuana, giving it a sweet and floral aroma.