Linalool

Linalool is a terpene with sedative-like qualities that can be found in cannabis and lavender plants. In addition to helping with anxiety, linalool can also be used to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and potentially help manage seizures. In 2002, researchers discovered that linalool displayed anti-inflammatory effects on carrageenan-induced edema in rats. One year later, a follow-up was completed concluding that linalool was capable of both reducing inflammation, as well as having anti-nociceptive properties. Years after, additional studies were completed further verifying these original findings. More recent studies completed on linalool have also shown that its potential to act as an anticonvulsant. A 2010 study found that linalool significantly increased the latency of seizures in mice when given the proper dosage, opening up the possibility of linalool being used in the future to help treat chronic seizures.