Cannabis Education Series: Myrcene terpene profile





WHAT IS MYRCENE?

Myrcene is the smallest of the monoterpenes and has a flavor and smell described as earthy, fruity and clove-like. Monoterpenes are the building blocks of other larger and more complex terpenoids and cannabinoids. Found abundantly in hops, sweet basil, mangoes and cannabis, myrcene is the reason your beer can smell heavily like hops and is also responsible for some of those unexpected effects from consuming cannabis as it acts synerginistically with other cannabinoids and terpenoids to enhance effects. Myrcene is the reason new users are suseptible to the gigles and is also known to help increase the peak potential of the user's high and even reinvigorating a deteriorating high.  Myrcene has many medical benefits but is most often associated with relaxation.

 

MYRCENE CHEMICAL STRUCTURE

Myrcene Terpene Profile
 
Formula: C10H16

Molecular Mass: 136.23 g/mol

Decarboxylation Point: 115-145°C(239-293°F)*

Boiling Point: 166-168 °C (334 °F)

Vapor Pressure: 7.00 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Other Names: 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene

Odor: Clove, Earthy

Appearance: Clear, Colorless

 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF MYRCENE

Analgesic

Myrcene has is a great analgesic pain reliever reducing the pain of symtpoms like headaches, body aches, muscle aches and other non-neurological conditions.12

 

Anti-inflammatory

As an Anti-inflammatory, Myrcene helps to reduce inflammed muscles which aids in its analgesic properties and helps with pain conditions like Arthritis.

 

Muscle Spasms

Myrcene is an antispasmodic which helps muscles relax, avoiding contraction. This is beneficial for condtions like Muscle Cramps, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscle Spacticity.

 

Antibacterial

Myrcene has antibacterial properties helping reduce the amount of bacteria.

 

Anti-diabetic

Myrcene has proven anti-diabetic properties which helps your body regulate glucose levels.

 

Sleep Aid

Myrcene is best known for its sedative effects and ability to aid sleep, effectively reducing insomnia in many cases. For higher sedative effects, strains with higher percentages of Myrcene (0.7% - 1.5%) will have greater sleep aiding effects.

 

Cancer

Myrcene also effectively acts as an anti-proliferative, reducing cancers ability to mutate healthy cells and reducing tumor sizes.

 

Antipsychotic

Myrcene's ability to help psychosis comes from its tranquilizing properties that relax the largest muscle in the body, the mind.

 

MYRCENE CAN BE FOUND IN

Mangos, Thyme, Myrcia, Hops Lemon Grass, Sweet Basil and more. Also found in cannabis.

 

 

HEALTHFUL TIPS

Tip 1: Eating a mango about 45 minutes prior to consuming cannabis will increase the effects of the cannabis.

 

 

 


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