Humulene is a sesquiterpene that is very common in sativa-dominant strains of marijuana. This terpene is believed to possess anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. Humulene essential oil is a major player in marijuana’s defense against predators and it’s also known to improve appetite. It is a known Chinese alternative medicine that is often combined with beta-caryophyllene to fight infections. The subtle earthy, woody and spicy notes that give hoppy beers their distinct taste and aroma are also partly responsible for giving cannabis its unique scent. But there’s more to humulene than its herbaceous charm. This terpene is found in a wide variety of plants and has been used for centuries in holistic Eastern medicinal practices.
Humulene is also no stranger to modern biomedical research, including studies on black pepper, hops, and ginseng and research have proven it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant.
- Also found in: Vietnamese coriander, cloves, sage, black pepper.
- Effects: anti-inflammatory, treats rheumatism, treats allergies, treats asthma, suppresses appetite, relieves pain, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer
- Recommended Cannabis strains: Sour Diesel, Pink Kush, Skywalker, White Widow, Death Star, Headband, Thin Mint GSC, Original Glue, Candyland
- Boiling Point: 222.8°F (106°C)There is so much to learn regarding terpenes & cannabinoids. Bloom medicinals tries to break down the information & help our patients understand the DNA in which their medicine is made of.