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
Any strain that is higher than .05% in myrcene becomes an indica. It’s 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
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
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.
Are you more of a fan of indica or sativa? Let us know in the comments!
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