A sedative terpene

Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.



AROMA: Floral, spicy

USE FOR: Insomnia, anxiety, psychosis, convulsions

Linalool is one of the major terpenes found in lavender, and has been studied for its sedative, anti-convulsant, anti-anxiety, and tranquilizing properties. Linalool is considered a minor terpene in cannabis, and strains with very high amounts are rare. Anxiety and insomnia patients should take advantage of high-linalool strains when available.