Myrcene has a pleasant sweet flavor and makes up about 65% of cannabis essential oil. Being one of the major terpenes in cannabis, Myrcene gives cannabis most of its earthy, musky and herbal scent. In thyme, Myrcene can be up to 40% of the weight of wild thyme leaves. β-Myrcene has sedative as well as motor relaxant effects.
Myrcene mimics the peripheral analgesic activity of lemongrass tea.
Central effects of citral, myrcene and limonene, constituents of essential oil chemotypes from Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown.
Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory, anti-catabolic and pro-anabolic effects of E-caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene in a cell model of osteoarthritis.
Enhance transdermal absorption
Cooperative interaction of monoterpenes and phenylpropanoids on the in vitro human skin permeation of complex composed essential oils.