The aroma of myrcene is balsam-like, with a hint of peppery-ness and spiciness. It can also appear in hops and lemongrass besides the many strains of cannabis where it appears.
Scientists have been looking into the benefits of terpenes like myrcene more and more in recent years, and what they’ve found is extremely promising and should interest anyone who uses cannabis for their personal health and wellness.
Here are some of the benefits of myrcene that are being investigated by researchers:
Anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling in injuries and improve the immune system’s response to diseases and other conditions. Not only does myrcene have its own anti-inflammatory effects, but it also helps boost the effects of CBD and other terpenes.
Improved relaxation and sleep quality, and a large part of what gives certain strains their calming effects.
Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects, boosting the chemical dopamine which results in positive feelings and helps reduce excessive nervous system activity that leads to anxiety.
Pain relief, helping ease pain and boosting the amount of pain-relieving chemicals in the brain