If you’ve ever enjoyed a nice craft beer and inhaled the scent of the Humulus Lupulus (hops), then you’d understand where humulene derives its name and distinctively earthy and herbal aroma from. This sesquiterpene (a class of terpene) is present in other woody plants such as basil, sage, ginseng, and clove.
- Appetite Suppression: It may come as a surprise since so many cannabis strains promote hunger, but with the presence of humulene, one can suppress their appetite and encourage healthy weight loss.
- Anti-inflammatory: Humulene is an effective anti-inflammatory when used both topically or systemically. In fact, in a study published in 2007, humulene was found to be just as powerful as the steroidal anti-inflammatory dexamethasone.
- Analgesic: In addition to its potent anti-inflammatory characteristics, humulene can offer natural pain relief. Frequently used in pain relief salves, humulene is great for reducing symptoms of disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis since it can reduce swelling as well.
Searching for a humulene-rich strain? Many factors can contribute to terpene presence within a strain, so it’s advisable that you speak to someone from our team who can discuss the different terpene properties with you.
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