Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis. Myrcene is known for its sedative effects and overall feeling of relaxation. In addition, myrcene is the most abundant terpene in modern cannabis strains. Myrcene can be found in Indica, Sativa and hybrid strains, and common in both THC and CBD dominant strains.
There are several studies about the potential sedative and pain-relief effects of myrcene. Nonetheless, more research is also needed to support myrcene’s potential anti-inflammatory effects.
The following cannabis strains are known to be rich in myrcene:
A classic cannabis strains and one of the most famous Kush cannabis strains. OG Kush is one of the most famous cannabis strains with a high THC content. OG Kush is 75% Indica and 25% Sativa. This cannabis strain has a THC content raging from 19 to 25% and there are strains that have reach as high THC levels as 26%. OG Kush takes 7 to 9 weeks to reach the flowering stage. OG Kush is a good example of a myrcene-rich cannabis strain.
This is an excellent cannabis strain to reduce inflammation. ACDC is a CBD rich cannabis strain. ACDC is very popular for medical uses and it is especially useful to treat chronic pain. Many cannabis users claim this strain is very useful in combatting nerve pain. Furthermore, ACDC is very rich in myrcene.
It is a CBD-rich strain that has at least 10.5% of CBD. Harle-Tsu is a hybrid cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami. In addition, it has a CBD content 20 times higher than its THC content. Its primary terpenes are myrcene, terpinolene and pinene. Harle-Tsu is an excellent strain for relaxation thanks in part to its high myrcene concentration.
This strain was first developed in California. It has a moderate high THC level (16%) and it is an excellent option for full-body pain relief. Purple Urkle is rich in myrcene and it is also quite rich in other terpenes such as caryophyllene and pinene.
It is a THC-rich (17%) Indica cannabis strain made by crossing Afghani and Skunk #1. Critical Mass is an excellent cannabis strain to induce calmness thanks in part to its high levels of myrcene. In addition, Critical Mass is rich in caryophyllene and pinene.
It is a Indica dominant hybrid strain rich in THC (21%). It has calming effects and it will lift your mood. Kosher Tangie is rich in myrcene as well as caryophyllene and pinene.
Another Indica dominant strain, Grape Ape is rich in THC with 17% of THC concentration. This cannabis strain is known to provide relaxation and helped you fight pain and stress. Grape Ape is very rich in myrcene and that’s why this cannabis strains is recommended to provide relaxation.
This is another hybrid cannabis strain with moderate-high THC levels (16%). It is bred by crossing Orange Velvet and Space Queen. Jillybean is very rich in myrcene with pinene and caryophyllene as minor terpenes.
Grandaddy Purple is Indica strain and a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Grandaddy Purple is high in THC (18%). Nonetheless, most of cannabis users who have tried Granddady Purple report relaxing and calmness effects.
Grandaddy could be useful to increase appetite and reduce pain and stress. In addition, Grandaddy Purple is an efficient anti-emetic cannabis strain. Grandaddy Purple is rich in terpenes such as Linalool, humulene, and myrcene.