Have you ever experienced “couch-lock” from using cannabis? That was most likely contributed by the effects of myrcene, our next terpene in the series! Myrcene is found in many forms of plants that may be very familiar to you: Cannabis, hops, mangos, thyme, lemongrass, and basil are some examples.
Myrcene’s scent is very “down to earth” as it may taste like cloves with hints of spice. It is definitely one of the muskiest/earthiest smelling terpenes.
Myrcene’s Effects and Benefits
Something interesting about this particular terpene is that it is a deciding factor in whether a cannabis plant will be determined as an indica or
They also are known to help relax the muscles and help induce appetite. Sativas on the other hand, are more of a head/cerebral high, which provides
Any strain that is higher than .05% in myrcene becomes an indica. Its effects include sedation and relaxation, making it the primary factor in strains that cause “couch-lock”. This also makes sense as to why beers with high amounts of hops might make a person drowsy.
Other known effects and benefits of myrcene include
As I mentioned above, mangos contain myrcene and actually have high amounts of it. Because myrcene works synergistically with THC and CBD (known as the entourage effect), eating a mango before
Mango + Cannabis
As I mentioned above, mangos contain myrcene and actually have high amounts of it. Because myrcene works synergistically with THC and CBD (known as the entourage effect), eating a mango before toking it up may accentuate or extend the psychoactive effects you experience.
According to research, this is due to the face that the combination of this terpene allows cannabinoids to bridge the blood-brain barrier more efficiently.
Strains Containing Myrcene
Strains that contain myrcene include
This would be my least favorite terpene. I am more of a sativa girl and am not a fan of becoming couch-locked! Only some occasions will I smoke an indica hybrid.
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