Myrcene, the Most Bountiful Terpene

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Where is Myrcene Found?

Myrcene, also known as β-myrcene (beta-myrcene), is a terpene that is found in high concentrations in some strains of cannabis, as well as in other plants such as bay leaves, hops, and lemongrass. It is known for its musky, earthy aroma and has been reported to have a variety of potential health benefits.

However, it is important to note that while there has been some scientific research on the potential benefits of this terpene, much of the information currently available is based on preclinical studies and animal models, and more research is needed to fully understand its effects in humans.


Benefits of Myrcene

Everyone reacts to terpenes differently, thanks to the entourage effect on the endocannabinoid system, so it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re seeking out terpene-rich cannabis products. Research has only just started to dig into the potentially powerful effects that cannabis terpenes may have in the human body. Some of the potential benefits of myrcene that have been reported in scientific research include:


  • Anti-inflammatory effects: Myrcene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in animal models, and some researchers believe it may be useful in the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Analgesic effects: Myrcene has been shown to have pain-relieving properties in animal models, and some researchers believe it may be useful in the treatment of conditions such as neuropathic pain and cancer pain.
  • Sedative effects: Myrcene has been shown to have sedative effects in animal models, and some researchers believe it may be useful in the treatment of conditions such as insomnia and anxiety.

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  • Antimicrobial effects: Myrcene has been shown to have antimicrobial effects in laboratory studies and is known for its ability to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi.

It is important to note that these studies were conducted on animal models and in-vitro, more research is needed to understand how these effects translate to humans and the safety and efficacy of using myrcene as a dietary supplement or for any medical conditions.


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