Geraniol is a terpene found in geraniums, tobacco, citronella, lemon thyme, carrots, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, coriander, lemongrass, roses, lemons and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is sugary, floral with hints of citrus
Geraniol is responsible for specific strains that are a more flowery and pungent.
Geraniol And Bees
Geraniol is produced by honey bees as a marker for nectar-bearing flowers and helps them locate the entrances to their hives. Naturally produced in their scent-producing glands they use the aroma of it to mark their territories against other colonies.
Medicinal Benefits of Geraniol
Having anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial properties, geraniol can be used to fight bacterial infections as well as fungal infections.
Geraniol is used as an analgesic to relieve pain and is a beneficial addition to topicals as it has been found to enhance the skin penetration.
Geraniol has been found to have neuroprotectant properties and the ability to protect nerve cells. Beneficial in treating diabetic neuropathy, which is responsible for pain, numbness and weakness of limbs.
Other places Geraniol is Used
You can find Geraniol in essential oils, food products like ice cream and candy, perfumes, soaps, and lotions.
It is a naturally occurring insect repellant and is the main ingredient in citronella oil.
As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.
Geraniol should be vaporized at 446F
Strains That Cannabis that contain Geraniol:
- Amnesia Haze
- Great White Shark
- OG Kush
- Island Sweet Skunk
- Agent Orange
- Black Cherry Soda
- Strawberry Diesel
- Dutch Hawaiian
Geraniol vaporize at 446F
- found in geraniums, tobacco, citronella, lemon thyme, carrots, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, coriander, lemongrass, roses, lemons and some strains of cannabis
- has neuroprotectant and anti spasmatic properties
- beneficial for diabetes
- topical enhancer