Terpenes 101: Humulene

Humulene is a naturally occurring molecule called a Terpene, one that is classified as a monocyclic sesquiterpene. It is one of the most common Terpenes in Cannabis as well,  which also include Myrcene and Caryohyllene. Humulene is currently being studied for its effects regarding anti-inflammation and its capacity to treat allergies. 

Humulene also has the familiar smell of hops that so many love and for good reason. Both Humulene and Caryphyllene are present within hops that are used to make your favorite beers. This Terpene has been used in high doses since Chinese Apothecaries were widely regarded. It was and is still used in Chinese ginseng, to boost energy and as a natural antibiotic, as well as many other uses and purposes.

In everyday life you have likely taken a nice whiff of Humulene when you walk through citrus orchards, pine forests or sunflower fields. There are many herbs and spices like sage, cilantro and coriander that contain Humulene and have a nice little bite to them which are also popular in worldwide cuisines. But, this Terpenes pride and joy is giving beer its signature bitter flavor. 

There have been some really encouraging results in the investigation of Humulene’s anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and other benefits for conditions including its demonstration with Caryohyllene in the European Journal of Pharmacology which shared that these Terpenes may represent important tools for the management and/or treatment of inflammatory diseases. A study by One study had findings that the Humulene within basal fir oil effectively kills tumor cells by meaningfully turning off their antioxidant processes. 

At the end of the day, there is incredible hope for more conductive and thorough research in the already promising world of potential for Humulene to aid in treating inflammation, allergies and tumors. Humulene is a Terpene that helps make our Gastro Support Formula so powerful for those who have sought out relief from heartburn, upset stomach and nausea.  It is also a large part of our Terpene Tinctures Girl Scout Cookies Formula!

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