What Is Linalool And Why Does This Terpene Matter?
Linolool is the pre-dominant terpene in lavender.
Linolool is found in many plants including cannabis.
Anyone with experience with aromatherapy will know the relaxing and gently sedating reputation that lavender essential oils have.
This also includes anyone who's ever bought hand creams or scented candles for mother’s day.
Linalool has been found to be sedating in mice, causing reduced activity when inhaled.
There is some evidence that suggests that linolool can help reduce anxiety.
Linolool might help heal skin without scarring when applied topically to burns.
There may be some local anaesthetic effect when applied to the skin and mucous membranes in a similar way that menthol can cool painful skin.
By the way, menthol is a very common mono-terpene.
Also, there is some evidence to suggest anti-seizure activity of linolool in animal models of epilepsy and seizures.
Linolool seems to have these analgesic, anti-anxiety, and anti-seizure activites by acting on the GABA and glutamate receptors.
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