What is Geraniol?
Geraniol, also known as geranyl, is another secondary terpene found in cannabis. Geraniol is a monoterpenoid that also happens to be an alcohol. In addition, it is the principal constituent of many essential oils, including rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil. Aside from that, it is a colorless oil, though commercial samples may appear yellow. It has a limited solubility in water, but it is soluble in a wide range of organic solvents, including acetone. The terpenes included in a cannabis strain are responsible for all of the subtleties and qualities seen in its flavor profile.
It is important to note that each terpene in cannabis, ranging from widely encountered compounds such as myrcene to less often encountered molecules such as phytol or sabinene, contributes significantly to the creation of each strain’s particular olfactory fingerprint.
Geranyl, like many other terpenes, has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of illnesses, including edema and digestive problems. Furthermore, in recent years, Western research has caught up with geranyl’s potential therapeutic applications and has begun to explore it. According to current research, it appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. –
In addition, because of its pleasant odor with citrus characteristics, geranyl is widely used as a perfume or cologne enhancer, as well as in personal care products.
Geraniol Medical Properties
As mentioned in the introduction, geraniol is being researched for its potential anti-inflammatory properties. Geraniol possesses potential antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective properties. Moreover, geraniol is an effective insect repellent.
While research is in its infancy, it has mostly concentrated on in vitro and preclinical investigations. Nonetheless, preliminary study indicates that the plant may be utilized to cure a variety of ailments.
According to the findings of a study, geranyl acetate may have pharmacological characteristics associated to inflammation and pain-related processes, making it potentially helpful for the development of new treatment methods.
Furthermore, there have been a plethora of research that have showed that essential oils with geranyl as a key component are helpful against a range of yeast, bacterial, and fungal diseases. Additionally, when used with other antifungal medicines, geranyl appears to have a synergistic effect, aiding in the prevention of infection.
Cannabis Strains with Geraniol
Geraniol is a terpene found in the cannabis plant that is classified as secondary or minor. As a result, there are no cannabis strains that have significant levels of this terpene in their composition. Some strains, on the other hand, have greater concentrations of geranyl than others. Geraniol is commonly found in cannabis strains that are rich in linalool, another important terpene. Geranyl is one of the secondary terpenes found in the following cannabis strains:
This strain is high in THC with 18% of this cannabinoid. In addition, it has 1% of CBG. Amnesia Haze is rich in myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene. In addition, of its secondary terpenes is geranyl. This energizing strain is very popular for recreational use.
This strain with calming effects is moderate high in THC (16%) with 1% of CBG. This Indica strain is rich in myrcene, pinene and limonene. Moreover, you will notice an extra citrus aroma thanks to its geranyl content.
A potent and psychoactive cannabis strain (18% of THC), Tahoe OG is a strain with calming effects rich in terpenes such as limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene. Moreover, Tahoe OG has low concentrations of geraniol.
Fruity Pebbles OG
Also known as FPOG, this strain is also high in THC with 18% level of this cannabinoid.
This strain is high in THC with 19% levels. Dutch Hawaiian is rich in terpenes such as terpinolene, myrcene and pinene. You will also notice its geranyl content as it is present in low concentrations.
Another strain high in THC, Kimbo Kush is rich in terpenes such as limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene with geraniol as a secondary terpene. This strain produces calming effects, and it is very popular for recreational use.
Black Cherry Soda
This fruity strain is a potent energizing variety with high levels of limonene, caryophyllene and myrcene. In addition, Black Cherry Soda has geraniol as a secondary terpene. Moreover, it’s very popular as a medical cannabis strain.
Very high in THC (19%), Purple Punch is very rich in caryophyllene with limonene and pinene as its two other primary terpenes. Moreover, Purple Punch as geraniol as a minor terpene.