European cannabis breeders Royal Queen Seeds notes that myrcene accounts for that recognizable smell of cannabis. When vapourized, myrcene tastes a bit spicy and of red grape must (whole pressed grapes).
The pairing of mango with cannabis mostly focuses on myrcene's effects, although mangoes have other terpenes that may be synergistic with cannabinoids. More research is needed to understand the connections. Part of LeafScience 101 series.
HighNorth states that Myrcene vapourizes at the low temperature of 168 °C (334 °F). Although not a Health Canada approved laboratory, HighNorth offers independent analysis, rating and ranking of cannabis and cannabis products for growers, brokers, manufacturers and dispensaries across Canada.
Myrcene is mass produced by heating turpentine-derived beta-pinene in an inert gas. It is rarely obtained directly from plants, although in principle it could be extracted from a number of aromatic plants.
Aging: Repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause photoaging, which is the premature aging of the skin. Study data indicates that myrcene has a potential protective effect on UVB-induced human skin photoaging.
Study: Myrcene, an Aromatic Volatile Compound, Ameliorates Human Skin Extrinsic Aging via Regulation of MMPs Production.
Authors: Hwang E, Ngo HTT, Park B, Seo SA, Yang JE, Yi TH