Humulene is a terpene found in cloves, basil, hops, coriander, sage, ginseng, ginger, black pepper, spearmint and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is earthy, woodsy and spicy with herbal notes.
Medicinal Benefits of Humulene
Like the terpene Borneol, Humulene has been used in Chinese Medicine for 1000’s of years.
Found to be a positive terpene in the fight against cancer a recent study concluded that humulene seems to aid in the production of Reactive Oxygen Species, which plays a roll in cell death in cancer when adequate levels are present and is combined with other terpenes.
As it is an anticoagulant it may help prevent strokes and improves blood circulation, which is also beneficial to heart health.
Having anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties it is an important terpene in fighting infections.
Like many terpenes found in cannabis, Humulene is an anti-inflammatory. Humulene also possesses topical anti-inflammatory properties so can be used topically for pain and inflammation.
Combined with its analgesic properties it can used in a variety of applications like pain management for easing chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Other Facts About Humulene
One interesting effect of Humulene is it is the one terpene that acts as an appetite suppressant. Often we hear of cannabis giving the consumer the munchies, this will not happen if the cannabis you are smoking contains humulene.
Do you love beer? That is humulene you are smelling and tasting! Humulene is one of the main terpenes found in hops are the ingredient that gives beer its distinct aroma.
As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.
Humulene should be vaporized at 222F.
Strains of Cannabis That Contain Humulene:
- Pink Kush
- Sour Diesel
- GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies)
- White Widow
- Skywalker OG
- Daily Rind
- Pedro’s Sweet Sativa
- Fireside Black
- Death Star
- Original Glue
Humulene vaporize at 222F
- found in cloves, basil, hops, sage, ginseng, ginger, black pepper, coriander, spearmint, cannabis
- aroma: earthy, woodsy, spicy, herbal
- has been fundamental in Chinese medicine for 1000’s of years
- appetite suppressant
- inhibits tumor growth