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Cannabis Terpenes 101: Exploring The Benefits Of Myrcene

This article is the first official profile of terpenes found in cannabis on the True Blue blog!

As promised in our introductory post, we’ll slowly be working through many of the medicinally-beneficial terpenes and terpenoids used in our flavoring and aromatherapy products.

Remember, adding terpenes to your cannabis products is completely natural. In fact, terpenes are a class of hydrocarbons that can be found in scores of plants and animals!

As mentioned previously, recent cannabis research has revealed that certain terpenes have medicinal benefits in and of themselves. Terpenes can be used without any of the psychoactive effects of THC-bearing marijuana. True Blue products make it possible for these medicinal benefits to be added back into concentrates, extracts, and even CBD-dominant buds.

Today, we’ll spend some time exploring the flavor profile and beneficial qualities of one of our favorite terpenes for cannabis: Myrcene.

Where Do Myrcene Terpenes Come From?

Terpene research has identified significant myrcene content in the following plants:

  • Cannabis
  • Hops
  • Houttuynia
  • Lemon grass
  • Mangoes
  • Myrcia
  • Thyme
  • Verbena
  • West Indian Bay Tree

Flavor/Aroma Profile Of Myrcene Terpenes

As you might imagine from the list above, the smell and taste of myrcene terpenes can best be described as earthy or musky with a slight hint of fruit.

Medicinal Uses For Myrcene Terpenes

Past research has revealed myrcene terpenes to have anti-inflammatory properties that make it valuable as a sedative and muscle relaxant.

Which Cannabis Strains Contain Myrcene?

“A Swiss study found that most of the strains they tested contains high levels of myrcene. One strain they tested, Lovrin 110, contained over 65% myrcene,” reports MaryJanesDiary.com. This means that myrcene terpenes are complementary to almost any strain of cannabis product.

Want to experience the benefits of myrcene terpenes in your favorite concentrate or other cannabis product? Check out our Grape Ape terpenes or Mango Natural Flavoring.