Myrcene is one of the most common #Terpz around. You may have even consumed it today!
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“Wait, don't Terpenes come from Marijuana?! I hate weed!" -Uninformed person
So far, scientists have discovered around 20,000 terpenes. Approximately only about 150 terpenes have been identified in Cannabis sativa (approx 0.0075%). Therefore, the obvious answer is NO #Terpz is NOT always synonymous with cannabis.
What is Myrcene?!
Myrcene, better known as the active sedating attribute of hops (used in beer) and lemongrass, is also found in basil, mangos, and its namesake, Myrcia sphaerocarpa, a medicinal shrub from Brazil traditionally used to treat diabetes, diarrhea, dysentery, and hypertension (Ulbricht, 2011).
Myrcene can also be used in culinary arts and perfumes, with aromas that are; earthy, fruity, and clove-like. Higher concentrations of Myrcene will produce a more pungent aroma, while lower concentrates will produce a more mild/earthy aroma. I personally love the taste of mangoes and the health benefits attributed to them (stress relief, analgesia, and anti-inflammation), as a direct result of the Myrcene that they contain. Myrcene can also be found in thyme (one of my favorite aromatic herbs to add to Mediterranean dishes), and guava melon (GREAT for smoothies).
That's all for Now!
Thank you for tuning in, to the FIRST #Terpz newsletter! I've briefly covered the basic uses and properties of Myrcene, although I'm just beginning to scratch the surface on #Terpz. Be on the lookout for another newsletter NEXT week, and also our official release of the #Terpz for kids catalog! Peace and blessings be upon all of our beloved readers!