Myrcene, the fragrant terpene found in many different plants such as mangoes, lemongrass, basil, thyme, hops and of course, cannabis. This terpene is an essential part of the cannabis plant, as it can determine if the strain will be indica or sativa. If the strain has over 0.5% myrcene, it will carry more indica effects. If the strain tests less than 0.5% myrcene, it will have a great sativa effect. This leads to the reasoning behind many sativa strains having their fruity/floral aroma due to lemonine and myrcene terpene presence.

For many years, people have debated whether the mango will increase or prolong your high. This has been found to be true. The high concentration of myrcene inside the mango, assists THC molecules to reach specialized receptors in the brain. So next time you're ready to medicate, eat a mango about 40 minutes before to enhance the effects of your high.

Myrcene’s Effects and Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Analgesic (pain relief)

  • Antibiotic

  • Sedative

  • Antimutagenic