What is Humulene? Alpha-humulene is a terpene found in the cannabis plant. It is one of many plant matters which contributes to the aroma of cannabis. These elements also have their own potential therapeutic benefits.
And it may truly be a reason to have another beer.
When paired up with CBD, you’ll hear products known to have the entourage effect.
These organic compounds have been said to contribute to stress relief and anti-inflammation as well as even anti-cancer properties, found in a vast array of naturally found plant matters.
And the beer reference? Don’t worry we will get to that.
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What is Humulene?
Humulene has a woody aroma, with a hint of spicy herbs. It is found within clove, sage, hops, cannabis and basil. Yes, hops. This probably doesn’t mean a 10 pint session with the lads this weekend is going to do you the world of good medicinally.
That said, hanging out with your mates is good right?
But part of that woody scent you get when you open a bottle of Becks for example, is put down to the scent of humulene. It’s probably why their beer always smells of Cannabis. That or I’m drinking it in the wrong places. (Or the best ones!)
What is Humulene good for?
As with many terpenes, there are possibly lots of benefits to Humulene. Here are a few:
- Appetite suppression
- Anti-cancer properties
- Promotes angiogenesis
You’re probably going to need to know where I referenced those claims for. Rightly so.
Let’s take a look at some of the statements being made about humulene.
What does science say about humulene?
We did a quick round-up of some important scientific statements about humulene if you are looking for something to put on your next Terpenes shopping list.
Humulene possesses both topical and systemic anti-inflammatory propertiesChaves et al., 2008
It doesn’t stop there, we have some more interesting medicinal properties on the topic of humulene.
Results suggest that GSH depletion and ROS production may be implicated in the cytotoxicity of alpha-humuleneUMR-Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale
What does this mean?
Essentially, in tests on tumour cells with Balsam fir oil, they found that the oil or something within it worked to inhibit the reproduction of cells. When they looked a little closer, they realised it was largely down to Alpha-humulene.
A snappier version of this was reported below.
Humulene inhibits tumour growth by producing reactive oxygen species, chemicals that help destroy cancer cellsSira Naturals
Where to buy humulene?
If you are looking to buy humulene either as liquid oil form on it’s own or in essential oils and e-fluids we can cater for all cases.
There is also the option of just buying a lot of beer too, but I think the hangover may make it a little bit of a BRILLIANT exercise.
One of the top ways of getting humulene is via what we call full-spectrum products. Check out the video below for a bit more of a low down on that.
Or click Terpenes in the menu bar to shop.
Is humulene worth taking?
In short, humulene found within the cannabis plant can offer various additional benefits over using an isolate product.
There is more to it in essence. On the one hand you have a basket of many things and the other, just the CBD. One costs a little more, one is a bit cheaper.
Don’t end your journey of discovery here:
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