The isolated terpene Myrcene has a hoppy, earthy, and slightly minty scent, with hints of tropical fruit, such as ripe mango. It is the terpene that is most commonly found in the cannabis plant and it can provide feelings of relaxation and sedation. Myrcene can help with calming the mind, it may also cause a “couch-lock” feeling and drowsiness, amongst other benefits.
The numerous therapeutic effects that Myrcene can provide are a major reason of why it is so popular, such as:
- Helps relieve anxiety and depression
- Decrease stress and helps calm the mind
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Antibiotic and antioxidant effects
- Can provide feelings of sedation
Myrcene can offer feelings of sedation, it is commonly used to help with racing thoughts and calming the mind before sleep. Those who suffer from insomnia, stress and anxiety may find relief when using this terpene. Since the research around terpenes is ongoing, new uses and benefits continue to be discovered.
It is extremely common to smell Myrcene in nature and even in the home on a regular basis. Some natural sources that are abundant in this terpene include: lemongrass, thyme, basil, mangoes, and hops. Even though Myrcene can be naturally found in such a wide variety of sources, the chemical composition of a terpene does not change depending on what source it is found in. Regardless of the botanical source, the terpenes will always be chemically identical.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate more Myrcene into your daily routine is to use liquid terpenes. There are so many ways to easily use them; put a drop or two in your tea, make an edible tincture with your own oil, blend into a lotion or salve, or add a few drops to your bathwater. You can also benefit by adding liquid terpenes to an essential oil diffuser, or infuse terpenes into cannabis. No matter how you choose to use them, it is imperative to source the highest quality terpenes. CannTerp terpenes are 100%pure and undiluted, steam distilled and naturally sourced, non-GMO, organic and food grade.