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Most Important & Common Terpenes

Humulene is one of the most common and important terpenes that make up many kinds of cannabis and hemp plants.

Found in Food & Beverage Products

Also found in sage, ginger, cloves, ginseng, and black pepper, Humulene is a potent source of flavor and aroma, which has made it a ubiquitous presence in many food and beverage products. However, it is best known as the primary terpene in hops, where it provides the plant’s signature scent. The name Humulene is derived from the Latin name of the hops plant, Humulus lupulus.

Isomer of Caryophyllene

Interestingly, Humulene is actually an isomer of beta-Caryophyllene, meaning it contains the same atoms in the same number but in a different arrangement. The two terpenes are often found together in cannabis strains. Sometimes, Humulene is referred to as alpha-Caryophyllene. It contains three isoprene units, making it a sesquiterpene, and features double bonds.

Highly Concentrated Potent Indica

In cannabis plants, Humulene tends to be most concentrated in highly potent indicas. It goes hand-in-hand with strains that inspire intensely relaxing experiences, couchlock sensations, and calming feelings.

Used in Topicals

Outside of cannabis products, Humulene is a regular addition to topical ointments, salves, and balms. It also has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Research into Humulene seems to have accelerated in recent years, with many rodent studies looking into its health effects. However, further proof is needed before health claims about Humulene can be properly reported.

Strains with Humulene

Strains rich in Humulene include Headband, Glue, White Widow, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, Sherbet, and Thin Mints.

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