Also known as B-myrcene, most commonly found in bay leaves, cannabis, hops, and mangos. Recent studies have shown the cultrate to the well sought after "couch-lock" effect mainly due to higher levels of myrcene.
While it's a very sedative terpene, many cultivar/stains high in myrcene have provided euphoric "buzz like" highs.
Myrcene has also been used in the last thousands of years in traditional Folk meds for years. According to Leafly, Myrcene is the most abundantly found terpene in cannabis strains while the second most abundant is caryophyllene.
Does Myrcene Have Any Health
In more recent studies, as cannabis becomes more widely accepted, research suggests that myrcene has cancer cell blocking properties.
Does myrcene make you sleepy?
Myrcene has very ranging effects that depend on how you are consuming the terpene. If you are smoking a Sativa-cannabis high in the terpene myrcene, you may feel more uplifting buzz-like highs.
But, when taking with India-cannabis flower, the effects are drastically different, calling for couch lock and relaxation.
Can myrcene relieve pain and reduce inflammation?
According to Leafly, "lemongrass tea containing high levels of myrcene has played a role in Brazilian folk medicine for its claimed anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties. The first published claim for myrcene reducing pain was generated in 1990 by scientists in Brazil. They concluded that myrcene reduced pain by increasing the brain and spinal cords opioid chemicals, but this has been debated. Much more work is needed to prove whether or not myrcene has bona fide pain-relieving properties in humans."