Myrcene is a natural organic compound classified as a monoterpene, which is a type of terpene. It is found in various plants, including hops, mangoes, bay leaves, thyme, and cannabis. Myrcene is known for its distinctive earthy, musky aroma and is often described as having notes of cloves.
In addition to its aromatic properties, myrcene is also believed to have potential medicinal benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and sedative effects. In cannabis, myrcene is thought to contribute to the “sedative” or “couch-lock” effect often associated with indica strains, although its effects can vary depending on the specific terpene profile and cannabinoid content of the plant.