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March 01, 2017

MYRCENE – A Natural Terpene

So what is MYRCENE? A natural, organic hydrocarbon called a “monoterpene”. However, in order for us to fully understand what MYRCENE is, we must first look at what TERPENES are.

TERPENES CONTRIBUTE TO A PLANTS’ UNIQUENESS

Terpenes are a large class of diverse organic compounds, produced by many varieties of plants. They are a main building block of essential oils and contribute to the plants’ uniqueness. The scent, flavor and color of many plants are attributed to terpenes Pile of mangoes, a fruit known to contain Myrcene as a terpene for KleanTerpenes™ Blog about MyrceneTerpenes are produced by a numerous amount of plant species. They can be found in vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices. Terpenes are a commonly used ingredient in many of the foods we eat today. They have been recognized as safe to consume by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Scientists have identified and characterized the molecular structure of some 20,000 terpenes, which compose the largest category of plant chemicals.
Plants use terpenes mainly as a defense system, but may also emit them in response to stress.
Terpenes, the precursor of terpenoids, are found in almost all flowering plants, found in over 60,000 varieties. This chemical carries a generally pleasant scent.
A variety of typical cooking herbs such as basil, mint, oregano, rosemary and sage are considered aromatic plants because of their desired aroma and flavor or terpene profile.

MONOTERPENE

MYRCENE is considered a monoterpene, the smallest of the terpenes.
At least 1,000 monoterpenes are known. They belong to more than 38 major structural types.
Monoterpenes often produce an odor, they are common components of essential oils.
Monoterpenes are often accumulated in epitheleal cells, living cavities in the plants.
Monoterpenes are present in almost all essential oils. According to The Reference Guide to Essential Oils, their action is to inhibit the accumulation of toxins. Monoterpenes also enhance the therapeutic values of other components and are the balancing portion of the oil.
Ultimately, monoterpenes help restore the correct information in the DNA of the cell.

MYRCENE BENEFITS

MYRCENE is crucial in the formation of other terpenes and it synergizes the antibiotic potential of other terpenes.
MYRCENE gets its’ name from Myrcia sphaerocarpa, a medicinal shrub from Brazil that contains very high amounts of MYRCENE, which has been used there for ages, as a folk remedy for many ailments including hypertension and diabetes. A 1997 study conducted in Switzerland, analyzed various cannabis strains for 16 terpenes and found MYRCENE to be the most abundant terpene out of those studied (others included Pinene, Limonene, Carene, Humulene, Bergamotene, Terpinolene, and Caryophyllene). For some strains, the MYRCENE content can be over half the total terpene content.
Terpenes are a family of cannabinoid-like compounds that are often associated with pungent scents, which serve to protect plants from predators.
MYRCENE, the most studied terpene in the cannabis plant, has many benefits in the human body; it is an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, antioxidant,and anti-carcinogen. It helps to regulate permeability of cell membranes. MYRCENE is a powerful muscle relaxant, sedative, and analgesic.

PLANTS THAT CONTAIN MYRCENE:

  • Hops 
  • Houttuynia 
  • Lemon grass 
  • Mangoes 
  • Myrcia 
  • Cannabis 
  • Thyme 
  • Verbena 
  • West Indian Bay Tree 

MYRCENE is found in very high concentrations in mangoes, hops, sweet basil, and cannabis.
The most common terpene is the MYRCENE that is present in hops. It has a scent that somewhat resembles balsamic vinegar.
In perfumery, it is used as an intermediate in the production of various aromatic compounds like geraniol, nerol, and linalool.

THERAPEUTIC USES:

  • Analgesic – Relieves pain. 
  • Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth. 
  • Anti-Diabetic – Helps lessen diabetic symptoms 
  • Anti-inflammatory – Reduces inflammation 
  • Anti-Insomnia – Aids with sleep. 
  • Anti-Mutagenic – May Inhibit cell mutation 
  • Antipsychotic – Tranquilizing effects 
  • Antispasmodic – Relaxes muscle spasms

In conclusion, MYRCENE, is a beneficial terpene that is naturally occurring in a variety of plants. Terpenes contribute to the unique scent, flavor, and odor of these plants. MYRCENE is crucial in the formation of other terpenes, which serve as a defense and immune system for plants. In the past, MYRCENE has been used therapeutically to relieve a variety of various ailments. So then, MYRCENE is a beneficial terpene that has an extremely wide VARIETY of uses.

After glancing at MYRCENE, we know you now see why we have added it as one of our NEW PRODUCTS among our amazing product line at KLEAN TERPENES!

Coming up next, let’s take a LQQK at Green Tea Benefits!

LQQK for future KT Spotlights, i.e. Honey, Sea Salt, and many more to come!

Share your unique experience with MYRCENE with us today. We’d love to learn how you make use of this AMAZING terpene!



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