Terpene Tuesday: Myrcene
Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes found in commercial cannabis. Strain names commonly classified as indica, sativa, or hybrid can be found with high levels of myrcene, including popular sativa-dominant hybrids like Tangie and Blue Dream. You’ll also notice myrcene is common in both THC and CBD strains alike.
Terpenes can assist cannabinoids in absorbing into the blood brain barrier, binding to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, helping to encourage analgesic responses. Considered one of the top ten terpenes, myrcene is known for it’s nice pine and earth aroma that is found is things such as mangoes, lemongrass and basil.
Aroma: Pine, Earth
Found in: Mangoes, hops, bay laurel leaves, thyme, lemongrass, and basil
Strains: OG Kush, Blue Dream, Remedy, 9 Pound Hammer. Grape Ape, FPOG. Granddaddy Purple, Tangie, Harlequin
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic (pain relief), Antibiotic, Sedative, Antimutagenic
Consider this terpene to combat inflammation and insomnia.