The Farmacy Santa Ana Guide to Terpenes — Myrcene
In every cannabis plant is a series of naturally occurring oils called terpenes. Not only do these terpenes give cannabis strains their beautiful fragrances, but science is also discovering that they’re capable of providing a wide range of potential health benefits for consumers.
While there are dozens of terpenes found in cannabis and elsewhere, we wanted to hone in on some of the most common and impactful terpenes in cannabis so that you can be informed about the products you buy at Farmacy Santa Ana.
Today, it’s time to talk about the single most common terpene found in cannabis— myrcene.
Effects of Myrcene
Terpene’s fragrance is described as being peppery, slightly spicy, and similar to the aroma of balsam. Myrcene is also found in lemongrass and hops in addition to cannabis.
The benefits of myrcene have recently begun to be researched more than ever before, and scientists & cannabis consumers alike are finding that they go much deeper than just relaxing aromas and delightful fragrances.
Here are some of the potential benefits of myrcene:
- Anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling in injuries and improve the immune system’s response to diseases and other conditions. Not only does myrcene have its own anti-inflammatory effects, but it also helps boost the effects of CBD and other terpenes.
- Improved relaxation and sleep quality, and a large part of what gives certain strains their calming effects.
- Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects, boosting the chemical dopamine which results in positive feelings and helps reduce excessive nervous system activity that leads to anxiety.
- Pain relief, helping ease pain and boosting the amount of pain-relieving chemicals in the brain
Products with Myrcene You Can Buy Today
Want to experience Myrcene for yourself?
Here are some of our favorites currently available at the Farmacy.
Thanks for learning along with us!
Be sure to check in next week, when we discuss two more awesome terpenes— limonene and terpinolene.