Another terpene which is quite abundant in cannabis, and seems to mimic or enhance many of the same properties which CBD holds regarding health benefits. Indeed, it has been shown to act upon the CB-2 receptors in the body in much the same way. As such, it could be an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and also helpful in the fight against cancer by promoting cell apoptosis. Myrcene is also a mild sedative, and works synergistically with THC to provide the relaxing and comfortable feeling of smoking marijuana. Eating foods high in myrcene, such as mangos, lemongrass, bay leaves, and hops an hour before consuming cannabis is thought to enhance the high derived from THC and also aid in healthy sleep cycles.
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