Myrcene is one of the top 5 most abundant terpenes and has the distinguishing smell of hops. If you ever thought that weed smelled like beer, it was due to myrcene. It is considered that a myrcene concentration that exceeds 0.5% classifies a strain as an “indica” and will likely lead to sedating effects.
Myrcene’s Effects & Medical Benefits
In addition to being a powerful sleep aid, myrcene has been shown to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxing properties. Studies have shown it to be an anticeptic, with capabilities of destroying bad bacteria and fungus. Myrcene does enhance the psychoactivity of THC, making its presence potentially unwelcome among patients that want symptom relief without getting high.