Welcome to #TerpeneTuesday with the Nature’s Care Patient Community!
Have you heard of the “couch lock” terpene, Myrcene?
Most frequently found in cannabis, Myrcene is ranked as one of the top 10 terpenes.
This little guy packs quite an impactful punch considering it’s a deciding factor in whether a plant will be indica or sativa. Any strain that is higher than .05% in myrcene is classified as an indica.
It’s been said that eating fresh mango 45 minutes before consuming cannabis will increase your body’s cannabinoid receptors and enhance your experience due to mango being exceptionally high in myrcene.
Ever tried it?
Among myrcene’s potential health benefits include easing the symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation. Terpenes assist cannabinoids in absorbing into the blood brain barrier, binding to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, helping to encourage analgesic responses.
An area of health where myrcene displays especially therapeutic potential is in cancer treatment. CBD naturally suppresses excessive cell proliferation and may aid in reducing the size of tumors.
What is your favourite indica strain? Is it high in Myrcene?