Terpene Series: Linalool

Photo Credit: The Leaf Online

Photo Credit: The Leaf Online

Linalool smells of flowers, especially lavender, and serves as a sleep aid, boosts the immune system, reduces lung inflammation, and provides calming and relaxing relief. The terpene also buffers anxious emotions provoked by THC, making it a potential treatment in psychosis and anxiety. It also restores cognitive and emotional function, which suggests it may be useful in treating Alzheimer's disease.

One study found linalool reduces lung inflammation by blocking carcinogenesis from tobacco inhalation. Cannabis strains high in linalool may also reduce the harm caused by inhaling cannabis smoke as well. Linalool activates immune cells through receptors and pathways, thereby boosting the immune system as well. Another study found linalool reverses the histopathalogical hallmarks of Alzheimer's, and that it could restore cognitive and emotional functions through its anti-inflammatory benefits.

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