Happy Terpene Tuesday!
Today’s Terpene: Nerolidol (trans-nerolidol & cis-nerolidol)
What is Nerolidol found in?
Jasmine, Lemongrass, Tea Tree Oil, Ginger, Lavender
What does Nerolidol smell like?
Mix of Rose, Citrus, Apples, Woody, Floral
What strains are pre-dominantly Nerolidol heavy?
Skywalker OG, Sweet Skunk, Island Jack Herer, Sour Kush
What effects/benefits does Nerolidol offer?
Unlike Myrcene and Limonene, Nerolidol is a secondary terpene! This means that it doesn’t show up in massive amounts and has more of a subtle presence that is enhanced and contributes to the effects of other terpenes. This means that Nerolidol is a key component of the Entourage Effect, meaning it is enhanced and supportive to the effects of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, etc. all working together synergistically.
Nerolidol like other secondary terpenes contribute quite a bit to antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties that the cannabis plant can offer as well as on its own as an herbal remedy. The anti-fungal properties of Nerolidol does help aid the cannabis plants ability to protect itself against fungi and pests like spiders and parasites. Its antibacterial properties have been said to help protect against Malaria. As far as Nerolidol’s anticancer properties research has been looking into its ability to prevent tumor growth cell and with specific research on how Nerolidol can help humans with liver cancer by inhibiting cell growth and inducing cell death.
Nerolidol has been said to have neuro-protective properties and potential potent cognitive effect in conjunction to antioxidant properties and benefits. Showing protection from oxidative stress which shows some potential usefulness against neurological disorders, but further research needs to be done. However, with current research Nerolidol is said to help penetrate the skin in fighting various dermatological conditions. Useful to topical medicines, research has said that Nerolidol can assist in healing skin lesions.
Lastly, Nerolidol as an herbal remedy as well as within cannabis can be helpful for calming anxiety without altering motor skills and achieving sleep with its strong sedative properties. So strains that are high in Nerolidol are perfect for those that suffer from insomnia or have problems falling and staying asleep. And can also provide relief for those that suffer from anxiety and anxiety disorders.