Terpenes Series: Humulene

Humulene Terpene

Need to spice up your life? Humulene might be the terpene for you!

Humulene is found in an abundance of plants, including cannabis, hops, ginger, sage, and ginseng. It’s the tang you get from drinking beer. It gives ginger and sage their burning bite!

It holds efficient cleansing properties and can clear out bad energy. When smoking a strain with this terpene, especially combined with Pinene, humulene can send your senses straight into a forest filled with pine trees on a warm, blissful day.

Humulene is a well-researched compound and breeders are aspiring to produce high-humulene strains in an effort to increase the therapeutic effects of cannabis.

Benefits of Humulene

While humulene may bring some zest and pow to your life, it also comes with powerful healing effects.

Humulene has antibacterial, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. In small amounts, it can kill the S.aureus bacteria. A 2003 study demonstrates that humulene, especially when acting synergistically with other terpenes and cannabinoids, can kill cancer cells. More recent studies established that humulene was as efficient as an anti-inflammatory compared to the steroidal drug dexamethasone.

While cannabis is notorious for appetite stimulation, this terpene works as an appetite suppressant, which may lead to more widespread use in the future.

What Strains Contain Humulene?

Some strains that are known to test high in humulene include Pink Kush, White Widow, Skywalker OG, Girl Scout Cookies, Headband. and Sour Diesel.

What other Products contain Humulene?

There are also CBD isolate products that include terpenes, but no THC. If you are someone who likes to dab their dose of CBD, for example, some companies make CBD isolates with added terpenes, known as terpsolate. You can get the benefits of CBD and terpenes without the high!

It’s also important to know there are differences in how terpenes are added to products. Be sure to look for products that include terpenes that are derived from plants. If you live in a state where cannabis is still not fully legalized, chances are the products you are buying don’t have terpenes that are derived from cannabis itself. Do not worry, as long as the source of the terpenes come from a natural and reliable source, they should be safe and effective regardless. If you ever have any questions about a product, please reach out to us. We are here to help!

Looking to try a product that contains some zingy humulene? Check out premium CBD products by looking through our Vetted List of reliable companies!

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