TOTW : MYRCENE

terpenes

Terpenes are the organic compounds that are responsible for creating the unique aroma of each individual cannabis plant. However, terpenes do more than just determine the scent finger print, they also provide many therapeutic benefits like their cannabinoid partners, THC and CBD.

Formed by the same shiny, resinous trichomes as cannabinoids, cannabis terpenes also bind to the same endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and body.

Terpene of the Week: Myrcene, AKA The “Couch Lock” Terpene

myrcene

Myrcene – most stereotypical smell and most abundant terpene in cannabis.

Myrcene secretes aromas of earth, balsamic, spice, clove, and fermented fruit

Myrcene is found in hops, chamomile, lemongrass, and especially MANGOS!

Myrcene levels can differentiate Indica vs Sativa
Greater than 0.5% = Indica effects
Less than 0.5% = Sativa effects

Myrcene has specific enhanced qualities when combined with cannabinoids.

MYRCENE + CBD

  • Decreases Inflammation
  • Reduces Pain
  • Fights Cancer

MYRCENE + THC

  • Reduces Pain
  • Relaxes Muscles
  • Hypnotic Sedative (in high doses)

MYRCENE + CBG

  • Fights Cancer

 

Some common strains with a high Myrcene profile include:

  • AK-47 – a sativa-dominant hybrid; relaxing, mellow yet stimulating
  • Dutch Treat – a hybrid that’s good for reducing stress and boosting moods
  • OG Kush– a heavily euphoric hybrid that crushes stress
  • Grape Ape Indica dominant strain that soothes pain, stress, and anxiety
  • Purple Afghani – A relaxing indica with hints of euphoria and happiness

Myrcene Infographic

 

Sources:

herb.co/marijuana/news/myrcene/

monq.com/eo/terpenes/myrcene/

naturalcannabis.com/myrcene-couch-lock-terpene/

leafly.com

Created By: Cristy Jj

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