Myrcene: Myrcene is the most common terpene found in marijuana. Some marijuana strains can secrete more than 60% terpenes in their resin glands. Known for its musky and earthy aroma, myrcene is reported to be responsible for that pungent smell in marijuana. It creates a very physical effect typical of the Indica marijuana varieties.
The various scents it emits are the result of slight differences in myrcene’s chemical composition. Some researchers believe that myrcene synergizes with THC to create an experience stronger than what THC alone can produce. It is used in the fragrance industry as an intermediary to produce other terpenes.
Myrcene is reported to have a lot of special medicinal benefits and has been successfully used for aromatherapy. It is a powerful Myrcene could significantly improve immunological functions, as well as reduce pain sensation in patients suffering from inflammatory and chronic pain. Myrcene has been shown to saturate the levels of CB1 receptors to stimulate more powerful psychoactive effects on marijuana users. Some researchers also believe that it can be used to inhibit duodenal and gastric ulcers.
- Also found in: hops, mango, thyme, lemongrass, citrus fruits, laurel, eucalyptus, apricots, ginger
- Aroma: musky, balsam, cloves, earthy, minty, peppery, herbal with notes of citrus and tropical fruit
- Effects: sedative, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, muscle relaxer, sedation, pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-mutagenic
- Recommended Cannabis Strains: Pure Kush, El Nino, Himalayan Gold, Skunk #1, White Widow, Pink Kush, Skunk XL, Grape Ape
- Boiling Point: 331-334 °F (166-168 °C) There is so much to learn regarding terpenes & cannabinoids. Bloom medicinals tries to break down the information & help our patients understand the DNA in which their medicine is made of.