Myrcene: the Terpene found in Mangos

Cannabis cultivators and dispensaries owners claim that the future of marijuana is in terpenes (fragrant oils). Terpenes will attract the majority of medical marijuana patients and weed connoisseurs with smell and taste as well as numerous health benefits.

Those who feel high because of the smell of a pine and need to reduce inflammation will look for alpha-pinene in their strains.

Those who want to reduce the level of stress at work should pay attention to limonene that smells like citrus.

Linadol with the smell of lavender will be useful for those who want to cope with anxiety.

But let`s speak about myrcene, the terpene of the future.

What Do Researchers Say about Myrcene?

Swiss scientists in their 1997 study determined that myrcene is one of the most common and abundant terpenes in cannabis. It can reach up to 50% of the whole terpenes volume.

Myrcene has a puzzling smell of earth, herb with undertones of musk. It`s a bit difficult to define it because it is not as distinct as the smell of a pine.

It is one of the terpenes that helps other terpenes to form. Along with thujone, another marijuana terpene, myrcene can help to battle the symptoms of diabetes. This was the conclusion of American scientists in a 2007 study. GW Pharmaceuticals found out that myrcene can manage pain effectively.

A 2011 study in the British Journal of Pharmacology  revealed that myrcene has effects that were only cannabinoids could possess.  Myrcene served as muscles relaxant in animals, helped to fight insomnia and cooperated with of the cannabinoids effectively.
Thus, working with CBD myrcene could reduce inflammation and manage pain or even battle cancer. Combined with THC myrcene turns out a real hypnotic sedative.

5 Most Important Effects of Myrcene:

Prevents tumors formation;
Reduces anxiety, serves as a sedative;
Reduces inflammation;
Helps to fight with insomnia;
Has powerful analgesic effect

Mango is Another Source of Myrcene 

There is a myth that eating mango before smoking weed can enhance the psychoactive effect of marijuana, and this myth has a scientific basis.

Myrcene from mangos will make you high even higher increasing the level of THC in your brain.

So eat one mango, smoke some El Nino marijuana strain to achieve the largest volume of myrcene possible. Basil is another source of myrcene in nature.
via: CannaSOS

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