Myrcene is a terpene found in hops, mangos, basil, thyme, bay leaves, cloves, lemongrass, verbena, ylang-ylang, and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is hoppy, spicy musky, and fruity.
Often people will comment that some kinds of cannabis smell almost moldy, that is the Myrcene you smell and is often mistaken for the smell of mold.
Myrcene The Primary Terpene In Cannabis
It has been discovered that Myrcene represents over 20% of the terpene profile in cannabis today.
maintains special significance for its medical potential and synergistic capabilities.
In Mexico, tea made from lemongrass (which is rich in myrcene) has long been utilized as a sleep-aid and muscle relaxant.
Medicinal Benefits of Myrcene
The dominate affect of Myrcene is the sedative nature of the terpene. The results is relaxation and calmness which is a great option for those who suffer from insomnia, anxiety as well as hyperactivity.
You may have heard of the term “couch locked” that is thanks to the Myrcene in the cannabis.
Myrcene’s potential health benefits include easing the symptoms of chronic pain and like many terpenes reduce inflammation.
Myrcene is also a proven anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory. Like the terpene limonene, myrcene has an effect on the permeability of cell membranes, meaning it acts as a regulator of other terpenes and cannabinoids, enhancing or buffering their effects. Because of this, it may increase not only the psychoactive but also the medicinal effects.
Myrcene also exhibits antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and antiseptic benefits, important in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections.
It can also suppress muscle spasms, showing promise in the treatment of neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
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.
Myrcene should be vaporized at 332F
Strains of Cannabis That Contain Myrcene:
- Bubba Kush
- Grand Daddy Purple
- OG Kush
- Cherry Pie
- Blue Dream
- Sensi Star
- White Widow
- Special Kush 1
- Skunk XL
- Hawaiian Punch
- Critical Mass
- Cherry Cookies
- Durban Poison
- Quantum Kush
- Grape Stomper
- Lost Coast OG
vaporize Myrcene @332F
- found in: hops, mangos, basil, thyme, bay leaves, lemongrass, cloves, verbena, ylang-ylang
- aroma: hoppy, spicy, musky, fruity
- muscle relaxant
- nausea relief
- appetite aid
- enhances transdermal absorption