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Myrcene (Terpene)


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Ingredient Analysis

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Myrcene (Terpene)

What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how Organna CBD uses this ingredient to compliment our product offerings.

in simple terms,

Myrcene is thought to be a powerful antibiotic, antimutagenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative.

How safe is 

Myrcene (Terpene)

Myrcene is rated a 5 of 10. This ingredient is considered moderate hazard. Organna CBD only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

Myrcene is vital in the formation of other terpenes. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has analgesic properties that suggest its therapeutic potential - increasing transdermal absorption and as an effective antimicrobial agent. 

Research has also shown Myrcene has powerful anti-catabolic effects in a human model of osteoarthritis. It has also shown to have protective effects against induced genotoxicity in human cells and has antimutagenic effects as well.

Myrcene is a terpene found in a variety of plants, including cannabis, hops, basil, and mangoes. It is known for its distinctive earthy, musky, and herbal aroma. Myrcene has several potential health benefits and therapeutic properties, including the following:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Myrcene has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is linked to many chronic health conditions, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. Myrcene's anti-inflammatory properties can support overall health.

  • Pain Relief: Myrcene may have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. It can help alleviate pain by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system and neurotransmitter receptors. This property makes it potentially useful for managing various types of pain, including musculoskeletal pain and headaches.

  • Muscle Relaxation: Myrcene's relaxing and sedative effects may help relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation. It is sometimes used in herbal and traditional medicine for its muscle relaxant properties.

  • Sedative and Anxiolytic (Anti-Anxiety) Effects: Myrcene can have a calming and sedative effect on the central nervous system. It may help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of relaxation. Some individuals use myrcene-rich herbs or essential oils as natural remedies for anxiety and stress.

  • Sleep Aid: Myrcene's sedative properties can contribute to better sleep. It may help individuals with insomnia or sleep disturbances by promoting a more restful and undisturbed sleep.

  • Antioxidant Properties: Myrcene is an antioxidant, which means it can help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants play a key role in maintaining overall health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

  • Anti-Microbial Effects: Myrcene has been studied for its antimicrobial properties. It may help combat certain pathogens, including bacteria and fungi. This antimicrobial activity can be valuable for supporting immune health and preventing infections.

  • Anti-Ulcer Potential: Some research suggests that myrcene may have gastroprotective effects, which could make it useful in the prevention and treatment of stomach ulcers.

  • Cannabis Medicinal Benefits: Myrcene is found in significant quantities in some strains of cannabis and is believed to contribute to the "entourage effect," where the combination of different cannabis compounds, including terpenes like myrcene, enhances the therapeutic potential of the plant. Myrcene may work synergistically with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to provide a range of potential health benefits, including pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects, and relaxation.

  • Enhanced Drug Delivery: Myrcene has been explored for its ability to enhance the permeability of cell membranes. This property may have applications in improving the delivery of therapeutic drugs and compounds to cells.

It's important to note that while myrcene offers these potential health benefits, individual responses can vary. Myrcene is found in various plants and herbs and can be consumed or used in different forms, such as through herbal teas or essential oils.

Always consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist before using myrcene-rich products or supplements for specific health concerns. Additionally, consider any potential interactions with medications and be cautious when using myrcene-containing products in combination with other sedatives or substances that can cause drowsiness.

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