Myrcene (β-myrcene)

Also termed as alpha-myrcene or beta-myrcene

High potent terpene is used to treat diabetes, hypertension, diarrhea, and dysentery.

High potent terpene is used to treat diabetes, hypertension, diarrhea, and dysentery.

Myrcene is high in concentration, which can boost the terpene's effect; produce synergy, and have powerful healing properties.

Known for its earthy, fruity, and grape-like flavor.

Cannabis containing high concentration tends to have an intense couch lock effect (an absolute position of comfort).

Tropical Fruits
What is Myrcene?

Myrcene is often known as the mother of all terpenes for its manifold health benefits. It is the active sedating element that is usually found in mangoes, Lemongrass, Thyme, Bay laurel, and basil.

As per the research, a significant amount of myrcene can increase blood-brain barrier (BBB) penetration. In simple language, our brain is protected by the blood-brain barrier, which doesn’t allow the entrant of harmful elements in the bloodstream through brain tissues. However, cannabis infused with myrcene can effortlessly reach the brain’s neural pathways.

The unique aspect of myrcene is in its entourage effect. The combination results in an influx of the full spectrum of the cannabis plant, which ultimately work best together and results in higher chances of pain relief, anxiety relief and support anti-inflammatory action.

What are Myrcene properties?

Myrcene is already a popular food additive for flavoring foods and beverages. Apart from edibles products, you’ll find myrcene in numerous consumer products, such as cosmetics, soaps, and detergents.

In addition to the flavor and cosmetics, myrcene can contribute a lot to cannabis aromas. 

  • Cannabis with a high concentration of β-myrcene will likely induce sedative qualities.

  • Cannabis with a low concentration of β-myrcene will likely induce high energy.

 

A scientifically calculated concentration can transport cannabinoids into the brain and enhance psychoactive responses.

  • Myrcene is anti-inflammatory

  • Myrcene is an analgesic (pain reliever)

  • Myrcene can promote relaxation and sleep

  • Myrcene can also be used as an antidepressant

  • Myrcene strengthens the immune system

Plants Rich in Myrcene

Hops

Houttuynia

Lemongrass

Mango

Myrcia

Verbena

West Indian bay tree

Cardamom

Cloves

Cinnamon

Thyme

Guava Melon

Basil

Black Pepper

Oregano

Myrcene for medicinal purposes

Myrcene is one of the vital terpenes produced by the cannabis plant. As mentioned above, it is a very earthy element. These strains are considered suitable for treating inflammation, insomnia, or pain. In terms of recreational use with cannabis, experts are still researching on the entourage effect of myrcene and to what extent myrcene terpenes influence the behavior of cannabinoids. The infusion of myrcene with cannabinoids creates a synergy and enhances their effect, which can cause severe complications.

One cannot conclude how myrcene or other terpenes will interact with cannabinoids and their overall effects on the body.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the therapeutic benefits of myrcene. Through medical marijuana card, you can use terpenes with cannabinoids for recreational and healing purposes.