Terpenes: Myrcene

What do basil, hops, mangoes, lemongrass, and cannabis have in common? The sweet and spicy terpene known as Myrcene. This powerful terpene is known for its calming, relaxing effects that can relieve a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. 

Cannabis strains with abundant levels of Myrcene typically exude a spicy, peppery, and earthy aroma. Myrcene’s notes of juicy fruit also add a subtle sweetness to the overall flavor. What results is a uniquely complex flavor profile that will delight the senses. 

Myrcene is recognized for its powerful health benefits. If you love to exercise, this powerful terpene may help relax your tight muscles and reduce soreness with its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Myrcene’s relaxing properties may also help you beat stress and anxiety. 

Aside from containing analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and mood-boosting properties, plants containing Myrcene have been revered as sleep remedies for years. Colloquial uses of lemongrass and hops as a sleep aid show that these plants’ high levels of Myrcene may contribute to their highly sedative effects. 

Myrcene may be the reason you get “couch-locked.” With its sedative properties, this terpene is commonly found in Indica strains known for their relaxing, calming effects. When combined with THC, Myrcene’s beneficial effects are amplified. 

Ready to try the “Mother of All Terpenes?” Myrcene is found in about 25% of strains currently available on the market for consumers. Famous strains OG Kush, Jilly Bean, and Granddaddy Purple feature high levels of this musky terpene. With a fabulous aroma and potent effects, there is a reason why strains containing Myrcene are so popular. 

Hatch Dispensary, located in Addison and Wheeling, Illinois, is committed to providing an unmatched experience for our customers. Patient care is our main focus, which is why our highly-trained staff members are the most knowledgeable in all of Illinois.

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