EXPLORING THE CANNABIS TERPENE GERANIOL
Best known for its scent of roses and fruit, the cannabis terpene Geraniol is most commonly found in rose oil, lemongrass, lemons, peaches, grapefruits, oranges, carrots, coriander, blueberries, and blackberries.
Perhaps one of the most interesting thing about Geraniol is that it is produced by some honey bees. It is believed that a scent gland within the honey bee creates this terpene and is used as a way of marking territory from predatory bees and also for finding their own way about.
Because of the very subtle fragrance of this particular terpene, it is widely sought after and favored within the fragrance industry. It’s used in lotions, soaps, perfumes, detergents and you can even find it added to foods for enhanced aroma, primarily pastries and desserts.
Perhaps one of the most interesting thing about Geraniol is that it is produced by some honey bees. It seems to be a scent gland that creates this terpene to be used as a way of marking their territory from predatory bees and also for finding their own way about.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GERANIOL?
GERANIOL HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE A POTENT ANTI-FUNGAL, WITH POSITIVE RESULTS WHEN TESTED AGAINST 15 DIFFERENT TYPES OF FUNGI.
LIKE THE TERPENE CAMPHENE, IT IS ALSO AN ANTIBACTERIAL AND WHEN INTRODUCED INTO THE BODY WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.
GERANIOL HAS ALSO BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF TUMORS BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CANCER CELLS.
IT HAS EVEN SLOWED THE GROWTH OF COLON CANCER CELLS IN HAMSTERS AND RATS IN LAB EXPERIMENTS.
GERANIOL SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO HELP BALANCE METABOLISM AND THEREFORE HELP TO MANAGE BLOOD SUGAR HIGHS AND LOWS.
IT EVEN HELPS REDUCE PLAQUE BUILD-UP IN THE ARTERIES, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE OR HEART ATTACK.
These are very powerful reasons to be on the lookout for medical marijuana strains with geraniol in them or look into purchasing it as an oil. There are websites that sell terpenes as oils that you can take to supplement and help you with mitigating pain and managing symptoms on your own.
HOW TO BUY GERANIOL
There are websites that sell terpenes as oils that you can take to supplement and help you with mitigating pain and managing symptoms on your own.
It is also possible to purchase marijuana oils with higher concentrations of Geraniol if that is your preferred method of use. Some people who prefer medical marijuana will want to look for specific strains such as: Harlequin, Lemon G, Strawberry Diesel, Tahoe OG, Purple Punch or others that are known to have higher concentrations of Geraniol as well as specific medicinal cannabinoids.
Geraniol doesn’t naturally occur in large concentrations so you’ll need to shop around to find the best strains of medical marijuana that you can find, which were cultivated primarily for the higher values. This means doing a little research on your part but is often well worth your time and effort.