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​Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

​Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

Posted by Susan Lyn Kupiec on 2nd Feb 2021

TERPENE: Humulene \ ˈhyümyəˌlēn \ alpha-humulene or α-caryophyllene

FOUND IN: Humelene is found not only in cannabis, but in hops, basil, clove, black pepper, sage, and ginseng. It is a cannabis plant’s built in pest control, keeps animals away and keeps bacteria from forming on a mature flowering cannabis plant. Like Myrcene and Pinene, Humulene is a key element in the aromatic profile of cannabis.

AROMA/FLAVOR: Earthy, woodsy, spicy


  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Antibacterial (slows bacterial growth)
  • Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation)
  • Anti-proliferative (suppresses cell growth)
  • Anorectic (reduces appetite)


  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • Weight Loss
  • Infection


  • Girl Scout Cookie
  • Sour Diesel
  • White Widow


Photo Credit: Photo by Jan Piatkowski on UnsplashHops loaded with Humulene - ShareAlike 2.5 Generic

Disclaimer: The information provided is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, provide medical advice, or otherwise replace consultation with a qualified medical or health provider.

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