Myrcene is a fruity essential oil extracted from the plant, flower and stem matter of the Cannabis plant. The terpene is also found in mango, thyme, lemongrass, bay, ylang-ylang and hops. This means that it is an abundantly found terpene which is strictly classifed as a monoterpene.
What is a monoterpene?
These are terpenes that have two isoprenes, contain oxygen and are missing methyl. Importantly they are more complete and more bioavailable compared to other terpenes.
What does Myrcene taste like?
Myrcene has a fragrant aroma and because of this it is widely used in the perfume industry. It is found in lavender oils and has a number of applications due to its scent and taste. While it is used to produce citrus flavours, due to it being found in fruits like mango; it also has a peppery taste and is used to create some aromas in beers.
What effects does Myrcene have?
Myrcene’s suggested effects are:
- Sedative style
- Relaxant effect
Now that doesn’t mean you are going to fall asleep from vaping or smoking a small dose of Myrcene. But it does explain why those cannabis strains with this terpene in, are more prone to those effects. Some strains lift you up, others glue you to the couch.
Does Myrcene have Medical benefits?
Does myrcene have medical benefits is a question that is difficult to answer. First of all it is difficult to answer as terpenes are yet to obtain medical sign off as being a true replacement for convention medicine. Therefore we are cautious as to how we describe these suggested benefits. So for this reason we make clear that we are making no claims and all of the following information is extracted from Wikipedia sources, available here.
The suggested medical benefits of Myrcene are:
- Treatment of Insomnia
- Treatment of Pain
Myrcene is said to be able to combat these through its anti-oxidant effects. This means that it works to eradicate elements in human tissue that potentially oxidises and creates disease. The natural organic compound is found in the Dutchie Original full spectrum CBD eliquids featured below:
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The aroma of the monoterpene as mentioned has a number of properties in the development of fragrances. While it is useful for producing a citrus taste in the Dutchie Original CBD eliquid line, it gives off the following scents:
So if you are asking what ‘Cardamom is’, then it’s a less known aroma that is sometimes called Cardamum. It is used in a range of spices and is often found in foods from the Indian Subcontinent.
So there you have it, our take on what this terpene is all about. Most importantly we hope you found this brief run down of what myrcene is, useful. And if you have any comments you want to post – then pop them below. We always aim to answer all comments and engagement. Click through the blog or search for any terpenes information you need. If you want to order terpenes, you can do at CBDStar, by checking out the CBD Dispensary range.