All about the cannabis terpene Nerolidol

Published Aug 8, 2019 09:13 a.m. ET
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Until recently, even the most experienced consumers believed that all cannabis strains were equally effective for therapeutic purposes. After diligent cannabis research, we now know that there is a massive difference between each strain and the elements that it might produce. From there, we have also discovered that certain cannabis strains are better at treating some conditions than they are at others. Which means that the type of marijuana products a consumer or patient uses can dramatically change the results of an experience with ingestion. Though the most potent components THC and CBD get plenty of notice in the spotlight, cannabis terpenes are much less understood.

What are cannabis terpenes?

Cannabis terpenes are one of the elements derived from marijuana plant materials. These components are produced by all cannabis strains in unique and varying combinations. They are fragrance and taste, altering chemicals that are responsible for the flavor and smell of different cannabis strains.

Are terpenes found in other plant species?

Yes, terpenes are found in most fruit and smell emitting plant species like tomatoes, cherry trees, orange trees, chamomile tea and eucalyptus. If you can identify a plant’s presence due to its strong smell, then chances are it is produced high concentrations of terpenes.

What is the cannabis terpene Nerolidol?

Nerolidol is a therapeutic cannabis terpene that has a multitude of uses but appears to be a mostly medicinal element. It can often be identified by its smell, which is typically described as woodsy, floral and citrus.

What is Nerolidol used for?

Despite its potent qualities, this terpene is entirely safe for human ingestion through inhalation, oral consumption, and topical application. Right now, it is used mainly in beauty produces, salves and moisturizers to assist with absorption, perfumes and a variety of other cosmetic products.

The benefits and effects of the terpene Nerolidol

Aside from its already known ability to help with increasing absorption for topical products, cannabis research has helped to uncover some of the main ways that this cannabis terpene can be useful to humans. Nerolidol is an effective treatment for some of the most common conditions and ailments, including:

  • bacteria
  • parasites
  • fungi
  • head lice
  • spider mites
  • malaria
  • sedative
  • anti-microbial
  • anxiety

Other sources of Nerolidol

Though Nerolidol is often noticed for its association with certain cannabis strains, it can also be found in substantial quantities among other plant species including lemongrass, tea tree oil, citrus peels. Neurol, ginger, jasmine and lavender.

Cannabis strains that produce large quantities of Nerolidol

High Nerolidol producing strains can often be identified through smell since this cannabis terpene emits a citrusy fresh taste and smell that is nearly impossible to miss. However, if you aren’t sure where to start, or are looking for some valid names for inspiration. Then you might want to check out these popular strains that contain higher than average levels of Nerolidol.

  • Jack Herer
  • Sour Diesel
  • Skywalker
  • Tangilope
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Chem Dawg
  • Blue Dream
  • Black Lime
  • Dieselline
  • Jaywalker OG
  • Green Mountain
  • Sour Kush
  • Bubba Kush
  • Good Morning
  • Island Sweet Skunk
  • Sojourn
  • Skywalker OG

Related Strains

Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Jack Herer will give users happy feelings, a high functioning head high and with an extra spark of creativity.
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
Sour Diesel gives an invigorating head high that can be used to get much needed energy or as relief for sleep loss, anxiety, pain or even depression and other similar conditions. It's likely named after its strong-smelling gasoline aroma.
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Tangilope is a potent strain bred by DNA Genetics.
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC has a very sugary, sweet and natural flavor. GSC effects typically include strong full body relaxation, a loss of time, and positive, happy vibes.
Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Chemdawg is a great evening strain due to it's sedative effects.
Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Blue Dream makes users feel calm and relaxed throughout their whole body, with its strong body high. Alongside that it also gives users a subtle head high and a little burst of cerebral energy with it.
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Sour Kush is a great daytime strain as it relieves pain without sedative effects.
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
Bubba Kush is a classic, renown hybrid indica strain. Its parent strain ancestry even goes as far back as India. It’s a very strong strain perfect for dealing with heavy stress, wakefulness or trouble sleeping.
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Island Sweet Skunk is a cross between BC Sweet Pink Grapefruit and Big Skunk #1 providing clarity and mild pain relief.


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