What is Humulene?

What is Humulene?

The isolated terpene Humulene has a slightly bitter, hoppy aroma with floral woodsy notes. You may recognize the smell as it is one of the primary terpenes in hops, used in making beer. Hops are in the same family as the Cannabis plant, and is another plant loaded with many unique terpenes. If you think about those hoppy IPAs, they are packed with the terpene Humulene. This terpene is known to provide a happy and restful feeling, among other effects.

Humulene has a long history of use in ancient Chinese medicine, as several remedies used are plant extremely high in humulene, such as pepper, ginseng and hops.

The numerous therapeutic effects that humulene can provide are a major reason of why it is so popular, such as:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal
  • Sedative qualities

Humulene was formerly known as Alpha-Caryophyllene, because of its structural similarity to the terpene Beta-Caryophyllene. It is thought that Humulene may also interact with the endocannabinoid system and play a major role in the Entourage Effect.

Humulene can be used to help relax and kick-up your feet at the end of a long day, soothe those racing thoughts and help with calming the mind before sleep. Those who suffer from insomnia, stress and anxiety may find relief when using this terpene.

The next time you sip a hoppy IPA, take a moment to breathe in and enjoy that Humulene aroma. One of the easiest ways to incorporate more Humulene into your daily routine is to use liquid terpenes. There are so many ways to easily use them; put a drop or two in your tea, make an edible tincture with your own oil, blend into a lotion or salve, or add a few drops to your bathwater. You can also benefit by adding liquid terpenes to an oil diffuser or infuse terpenes into cannabis. No matter how you choose to use them, it is imperative to source the highest quality terpenes. CannTerp terpenes are 100% pure and undiluted, steam distilled and naturally sourced, non-GMO, organic and food grade.

 

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