Linalool belongs to the group of terpenoids. As a fragrance, linalool is found in various plants, such as hops, coriander, black pepper and saffron; a particularly high concentration can also be found in basil. As a fragrance, it is also a component of many essential oils. It is a clear, colorless liquid that smells sweet-lavender-like to woody-lavender.


Linalool is used in aromatherapy often used as a sedative and for digestive problems. Linalool also has anti-inflammatory properties, which have a calming and relaxing effect on the digestive system.



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Peana, A., D'Aquila, P., Panin, F., Serra, G., Pippia, P. & Moretti, M. (2002). Anti-inflammatory activity of linalool and linalyl acetate components of essential oils. Phytomedicine9(8), 721–726.

Taheri Mirghaed, A., Ghelichpour, M. & Hoseini, S. M. (2016). Myrcene and linalool as new anesthetic and sedative agents in common carp, Cyprinus carpio - Comparison with eugenol. Aquaculture464, 165–170.

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