#TerpeneTuesday-Mercy, Mercy, Myrcene!

It’s almost Friiiiiday, it’s almost Friiiiiday! We talkin terpenes, we talkin terpenes! First up is myrcene, it’s found in mangoes, and lemongrass too, and even basil!

I’m kind of singing this as I type so I’ll stop. I felt myself rhyming there, then I gave up lol. MYRCENE! One of my fave terps. You can also find it in hops, bay leaves, and thyme, yummy! Oh, and don’t forget that terpenes are the essential oils secreted by plants. And if you recall, they are beneficial for more than just taste and smell. Here’s a link to my blog about terpenes, if you like! Click here

Since we’re not talking mangoes or hops, how does terpenes add to the medicinal benefits of cannabis? Strains that contain myrcene terps tend to have super chill, relaxing effects like an indica. I even heard that if you eat a mango before consuming cannabis, it will elevate the high. But I hear alot of things lol. What I do know FO SHO are the following effects occur in myrcene:

  • Analgesic
  • Antibiotic
  • Antimutagenic
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Sedative
Picture: RoyalQueenSeeds.com

Come through with that mango-ey goodness! Lol now don’t mix up plants, cannabis with myrcene will not guarantee a taste or smell like mangoes or any aforementioned herbs. Matter of fact, it will have it’s own aroma, taste, and effect, that’s what makes strains unique! But it does help to have something common to remember different terps. So I associate myrcene with mangoes yet any method you use is fine! In cannabis, there are 10 primary terpenes, even though 200 have been discovered. Myrcene happens to be the most abundant, so lookout for this fruity fave!


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