Indica & Sativa don't matter. At. All.
Terpenes are the real reason cannabis affects people in so many different ways from reducing anxiety to easing pain.
There are tons of other health benefits too, like reducing inflammation, slowing down the growth of cancer cells & working as an anti-fungal & antibacterial!
TL;DR: Terpenes are what creates your cannabis experience. #science
Each cannabis flower contains over a hundred terpenes but we’re going to focus on the 5 you will meet most often starting with the OG of cannabis terpenes, Myrcene, aka Myrcee!
Myrcee is the girl you have known for.ev.er. You met, maybe, in high school, you definitely knew each other in your 20s. She’s the one you can count on no matter what & she never lets you down.
Since everyone knows Myrcee, it’s easy to take her for granted but the fact is, she’s at like 65% of the things you're at, so she’s probably more critical than you think.
Since she’s always around, she often gets mistaken for some bish named Indica & it is so annoying. Indica hasn’t done a damn thing for you, forget about that broad already!
The other thing brush off she gets is the fact she can do as much as T.H.O.T., Opi & she doesn’t cause a national fucking epidemic doing it. as a result but somehow she’s the bad girl & Opi is just running wild.
The fact of the matter is, Myrcee is your clutch friend. She’s the one you call when you can’t sleep, your shoulder hurts or you just need to unwind. She’s a beast on her own but when she’s paired with her friends & THC, she’s pretty much unstoppable. So, if you need to relax or relieve a little pain, give Myrcee a call & she'll get you right.
Myrcene makes up as much as sixty-five percent of the terpenes in certain strains. Myrcene is great for pain relief & for relaxing tense muscles. A few conditions myrcene can help with include ADHD, seizures, and PTSD. It is known to help you “unwind” & assist with both anxiety & insomnia. Myrcene has also been tested on patients with neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease as well with promising results. Tests have also shown that the effects of myrcene on pain are very similar to that of opium.
Since myrcene doesn’t have the addictive side effects of opium, this could be a huge advantage for those dealing with chronic & lifelong pain. Using cannabis for management can
TL;DR: Myrcene has powerful antibiotic, antimutagenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative effects.
There is a HUGE misconception that myrcene is a strong sedative, but this is #false. In some forms, such as lemongrass, it is used as a sleep aid & a msucle relaxer but that is not it’s only uses.
TL;DR: There is no proof that myrcene itself is a sedative. Indica, sativa, and hybrid strains all have large amounts of myrcene the indica couchlock is only in your head.
If you are looking for a strain to help you chill out, relax & unwind, remember your girl Myrcee & ask for strains high in Myrcene.
A few of our favorite high myrcene strains are:
What’s your go-to strain to unwind? Drop it in the comments!
Stay elevated & stay safe bbs! 💨