Fibromyalgia And Linalool? A Possible Solution

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This is an excerpt from: Could Fibromyalgia Patients Linalool Their Pain Away (Someday)? - Health Rising

This is very relevant to Vitali-Chi because ALL of the following products contain Linalool: Search: 10 results found for "linalool" – Vitali-Chi - Here To Heal

The smell of mint is uplifting, basil is stimulating, and lavender is known for its calming properties. What do all these plants have in common? They all come from the Lamiaceae or mint family – and they, as well as black tea and citrus fruits, all feature a substance with the whacky name of linalool.

In fact, over two hundred plants contain appreciable amounts of linalool. If you’ve ever smelled the pungent scent of fresh bay leaves from California Bay Laurel (also referred to as pepperwood, spicebush, cinnamon bush, peppernut tree, headache tree, mountain laurel, and balm of heaven (!) ), you’ve been inhaling linalool. The cinnamon on your cinnamon toast contains it.

The Bay Laurel tree leaves have a pungent odor that leaves ordinary bay leaves in the dust.

Plants with this substance have been used through the ages to support health. Bay Laurel tree (Umbellularia californica) were used to treat rheumatism and neuralgias. Tea leaves treated stomach aches, colds and sore throats. They treated headaches by placing a single leaf in the nostril. It is powerful stuff.

Cannabis is another linalool-containing plant. Besides THC and CBD, Cannabis contains one hundred and eighteen other phytocannabinoids and 700 other chemicals (!). Of these, about 50 are present in significant amounts, and linalool is one of them. Some Cannabis users claim linalool strains such as Bubba Kush have calming, anxiety-reducing, sleep and possibly-immune enhancing effects.

Linalool has been reported in the scientific literature to have anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, neuroprotective and even anti-tumor effects. It also may have anti-hyperalgesic effects: i.e. it be able to reduce pain – and that brings us to fibromyalgia (FM).

A 2014 Brazilian study, “Linalool and linalool complexed in β-cyclodextrin produce anti-hyperalgesic activity and increase Fos protein expression in animal model for fibromyalgia“, found that a linalool complex was perking up the descending inhibitory pain pathways that are inhibited in FM. (The ascending pain stimulating pathways are upregulated, and the descending downregulated pain pathways are inhibited in FM.)

Other studies suggest that plants like lavender and rosemary both (high in linalool) may be exerting their calming effects through the modulation of T-type calcium channels (TTCCs) involved in neuronal excitability, neuroprotection, sensory processes and sleep.

A linalool molecule ball

A linalool molecule ball.

This is very relevant to Vitali-Chi because ALL of the following products contain Linalool: Search: 10 results found for "linalool" – Vitali-Chi - Here To Heal

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