Stop and think of the most recognizable, earthy, musky scent of a typical cannabis plant—you probably have β-myrcene to thank. It is the most frequently found terpene in cannabis and is also present in other plants such as hops, lemongrass, thyme, and mangoes. Since many of the effects of myrcene are sedative, it’s no wonder that so many strains containing more than .05% of this terpene are often labeled as indica-dominant.
- Antidepressant & Insomnia Relief: Those suffering from depression and insomnia can benefit from the strong sedative properties of myrcene. Studies have shown the terpene to act as a sleep aid, and has been attributed to be one of the causes of “couch lock”—greatly reduced physical activity brought on by intense bodily relaxation.
- Anti-inflammatory: Myrcene has been found to significantly help inflammation, especially when it is paired with CBD. These properties can benefit those who suffer from painful swelling due to conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and so much more.
- Analgesic & Antispasmodic: Because of its highly sedative properties, myrcene works great as an antispasmodic to reduce the severity of convulsions. It deeply relaxes muscles to curtail spasms, and calms both the body and mind to reduce pain.
If you would like to learn more about how myrcene can benefit you, our staff is standing by to provide you with the professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate care you need! As a family-owned and operated grow facility and dispensary, our team is familiar with not only what we put into our products, but how they can help you heal.
For more information, visit Verdes to speak to one of our team members today!