Myrcene is one of the more famous terpenes found in cannabis. It is known for providing a citrus scent to cannabis and is also found in mangoes, thyme, allspice, hops, and lemongrass.
Myrcene has also been shown to have an antioxidant effect, making it a fantastic supporter of immune health. This healthy terpene has been linked to protection against cancer and parasites.
The famous Indian beverage, Bhang, was originally developed to accentuate the effect of myrcene and involves mixing mangoes with cannabis. The hope of this recipe is that the mangoes bring out more myrcene and increase the euphoric effects of cannabis.
This terpene also contributes meaningfully to The Entourage Effect and interacts with your body in a multivariate way whenever you are using marijuana for medical or recreational purposes to provide a more well-rounded effect.
Be careful with this terpene in high densities, though. High concentrations of this molecule can cause burning skin and make your airways close up. So, think twice before adding a bunch of raw myrcene to the top of your bowl if you’re looking for enhanced euphoria.