Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 


Description:  Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene and is found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene concentration dictates whether a strain will have an Indica or Sativa effect. Strains containing over 0.5% of myrcene produce a more sedative high, while strains containing less than 0.5% myrcene have an energizing effect. Myrcene is also present in thyme, hops, lemongrass, and citrus, and is used in aromatherapy. 

Boiling Point (F): 332.6 

Boiling Point (C):  167 

Melting Point (F): < 14 

Melting Point (C): < -10 

Concentration (% of dry weight): 0.4700% 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula: C10H16 

IUPAC Name: 7-methyl-3-methylideneocta-1,6-diene