What Does Humulene Mean?
Cannabis plants contain up to 200 different terpenes, which are fragrant essential oils that are secreted from the plants in addition to cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Humulene is one type of the 20 main terpenes that may appear in certain strains of marijuana.
Humulene terpenes smell like hops with their woodsy, earthy aromas and possess anti-inflammatory properties that are very helpful for the treatment of conditions like arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, and any other conditions that benefit from a reduction of systemic inflammation.
Humulene, when combined with BCP (Betacaryophyllene), which is another terpene that is sometimes categorized as a cannabinoid, is most effective as an anti-inflammatory.
On top of acting as an anti-inflammatory, humulene also acts as an appetite suppressant (anorectic) and has also been shown to decrease edema formation that results from histamine injections. It has also been used in China as a medicine for thousands of years for a wide variety of applications.