Also known by the other name of peruviol, nerolidol is a terpene found in an assorted number of plants including cannabis Sativa. Nerolidol possesses two isomers and is a sesquiterpene, which means it is more stable than other terpenes.
Tea tree, jasmine, lavender, ginger, neroli, and lemongrass are other plants that contain nerolidol. Its fragrance has been described as pleasantly fresh, earthy, and woody. Also cannabis that contains nerolidol might smell like a fruity citrus such as oranges. So naturally nerolidol is very popular in fragrances as a scent additive.
Within the context of the marijuana community, nerolidol is a secondary terpene and is known for its sedating effects. With nerolidol and its terpene showing promise, it is being studied for a number of medical applications. The study is specifically looking at how nerolidol can be effective at facilitating transformer medications. Aside from that, nerolidol is being studied for its use as an antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic compound. To illustrate this example, nerolidol could quite possibly be toxic to malaria and other protozoa.
Under the study of clinical trials, it was shown that nerolidol assists the absorption in water-based applications by more than 200 times. Other uses beyond just being a natural remedy for mites, include its use in healing skin lesions by nerilidol helping to produce retinol. For those who suffer from insomnia, due to its inherent sedative qualities, nerolidol is a natural sleep aid.
Being naturally produced in plants, like other terpenes nerolidol is used as a way for the plant to defend itself from insects. Examples of marijuana strains that contain high levels of nerolidol are Jack Herer and Jaywalker Old Gangsta. Nerolidol is a terpene that may help facilitate the absorption rate of topicals. Cannabis infused oils, lotions and balms are known as topicals. They are absorbed through the skin for localized pain relief, inflammation and soreness.
Due to the fact that they’re non-intoxicating, topicals are often preferred by patients who want the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the cerebral stoned buzz euphoria associated with other delivery methods. For patients and recreational marijuana users alike, and thanks to its growing popularity, a variety of trans-dermal innovations are fast arriving in the cannabis market.
Consumers can choose between tingly lubricants and long-lasting patches. The goal of strain-specific topicals is to harness certain terpenes and cannabinoids in a chemical profile similar to that of other marijuana strains. Topical producers may also select ingredients and essential oils for additional relief, like cayenne, wintergreen, and clove.
In summary, nerolidol is famed for its desirable floral, woody aroma and for its potential as a therapeutic agent against diseases including malaria and cancer.
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I think my cannabis smells a kind of woody like fresh tree bark because of the high amount of nerolidol in it.