Of all the terpenes, Myrcene is one of the most commonly occurring terpenes in cannabis. Myrcene is also found in mangoes, lemongrass, hops and thyme. Myrcene has an earthy, clove-like aroma and is believed to promote relaxing effects. Myrcene also produces a unique flavour palette and can give cannabis strains those spicy, musky, and fruity flavor. Myrcene is sometimes referred to as the “Mother of all terpenes” due to its many potential benefits.
Some people believe consuming mangoes before cannabis can increase the “high” sensation. Well, there is Myrcene in mangoes, but you’d have to consume a large amount to surpass the amount of Myrcene found in cannabis. Mangoes are a great snack to have but cannot get you “higher” as there is no scientific evidence to back this claim up.
Potential Medical Benefits
● When in combination with THC, Myrcene shows promise of being an effective sedative, pain reliever and muscle relaxant.(1)
● A study published in 2007 examined the effects of Myrcene and the terpene Thujone to help treat some of the symptoms of diabetes.(2)
● Une étude menée en 2014 a montré que le Myrcène pouvait avoir la capacité d’aider à réduire, prévenir et traiter les ulcères peptiques.(3)
● A study conducted in 2014 showed that Myrcene may have the ability to help reduce, prevent and treat peptic ulcers.
Strains high in Myrcene
● SFV OG (San Fernando Valley OG)
● GSC (Girl Scout Cookies)
● Skywalker OG
● Blue Dream
● OG Kush