Top Terpene in Hemp Flower: Humulene
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds in cannabis that give the plant it’s unique smell, and unique benefits. They give the different CBD strains their unique flavor profiles. The presence of these terpenes along with secondary cannabinoids like THC, CBDa, CBG, CBN, and others activate a therapeutic phenomenon known a the “entourage effect.” But science also shows us that terpenes contain compounds that can affect many systems in the body to boost immunity, relieve pain as well as produce a long list of other positive healthful effects. More information at: What are Terpenes?
Humulene is one of the top terpenes found in the cannabis hemp plant.
What is Humulene?
Humulene (HYOO-myu-leen)HM(Hoppy) One of the most abundant terpenes in hemp and other herbs.
- Stress relief
- Appetite suppressant
- Relieves nausea
Aroma: Earthy, woody, herbal, spicy, floral, and “hoppy.” Beer drinkers will instantly recognize the scent of humulene, which is a key component in hops. Dank, woodsy and pungent, humid scent.
Besides every beer lover’s favorite plant, this terpene is present in pungent herbs & spices like cloves, coriander and basil. Humulene is also found in sage, hops, ginseng, peppermint, and black pepper.
Strains High in Humulene:
- Granddaddy Purple (Cartridge / Wax)
- White Widow (Cartridge)
- Durban Poison (Cartridge)
- White Fire (Cartridge)
- Pineapple Express (Cartridge / Wax)
- Orange Cookies (Cartridge)
Commonly found in cannabis strains with high amounts of caryophyllene. Its aroma is also most notably identified in hops used to make beer and has a unique appetite suppressing effect.