Myrcene: The Sleepy Tropical Fruit

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Myrcene is often regarded as one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis plants. In a given strain of cannabis, myrcene could represent between 30% and 65% of the essential oils extracted from the plant.

Myrcene is known for its musky and earthy aroma, underscored by a hint of cloves. And while the scents evoke a peaceful forest meditation, so too do its characteristics; myrcene is thought to support relaxation and temporarily aid in sleep during occasional periods of sleeplessness.

Also found in hops, lemongrass, parsley, and wild thyme, myrcene is familiar to many of us already. It is commonly extracted and used in a wide range of products, including perfumes and foods.

  • Scent: musky, herbal, earthy scent with hint of cloves
  • Benefits: relaxing*, supports sleep, known antioxidant*

Fun Facts: also found in mango, lemongrass, thyme and hops

Often associated with the scent of mangoes, myrcene is one of the most abundant terpenes in the cannabis plant. Besides its tropical and fruity notes, many people have described this terpene as having an earthy and citrusy aroma. That’s understandable considering myrcene can also be found in many similar-smelling herbs like lemongrass and thyme.

Current research suggests the amount ofmyrcenein a hemp strain has a profound effect on the plant’s physiological impact on the user. Basically, the formula goes as follows: more myrcene in a cannabis strain equals a higher chance of sedative qualities.

Myrcene’s proper vaporizing temperature is 332°F.

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