Terpene Talk: Linalool & Limonene

Have you ever looked closely at the label of your medical marijuana? If you have, you might have noticed a section for the terpene profile. This profile is specific to that particular strain and can fluctuate in percentages from phenotype to phenotype. Those of you familiar with Whole Plant Medicine know these terpenes help to produce an entourage effect, but did you know they all do something a little bit different?

Today we’re going to talk about Linalool & Limonene, two of the more well-known terpenes.

Linalool

Linalool

Linalool, found in many flowers and spices like lavender and coriander, is known for its calming effects. In fact, studies have shown that linalool brings elevated stress levels to almost normal conditions. Linalool is most commonly known for promoting relaxation.

Linalool’s Effects and Benefits

  • Sedative
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-epileptic
  • Analgesic

Strains High in Linalool

  • Lavender
  • LA Confidential
  • Amnesia Haze

Limonene

Limonene

Limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is typically found in the skin of citrus fruits like lime, lemon and orange. Limonene is a natural mood-booster with many other therapeutic benefits. Guess what? Limonene is also credited for being a weight loss aid because of its appetite suppressing characteristics. Limonene is a magical terpene because it also helps to enhance the effects of THC and CBD. Talk about an entourage effect!

Limonene’s Effects and Benefits

  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Elevated mood
  • Stress relief
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • May help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux

In addition to the benefits listed above, limonene is a magical terpene because it also helps to enhance the effects of THC and CBD. Talk about an entourage effect!

Strains High in Limonene

  • Gorilla Glue #4
  • Hindu Kush
  • Berry White

Curious about other strains that contain high percentages of Linalool and Limonene? Consult your PCC on your next visit as terpenes are one of our favorite topics.


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