What is Humulene Terpene?
Humulene terpene is a type of essential oil found in various types of Cannabis Strains. It has a sweet, honey-like aroma with notes of earthy fruit, such as plum or raisin, and spices like nutmeg or ginger.
Humulene terpene is named after the hop variety Humulus lupulus (also known as hops), which produces it. It is an essential oil found in the flowers and leaves of the plant. Humulene terpene can be extracted from the plant using various methods, including steam distillation, solvent extraction, and expression (e.g., through transgenesis). It can also be obtained from whole hops or isolated compounds such as humulone or lupulone.
Humulene terpene has been shown to have antioxidant properties due to its high levels of α- and β-humulene constituents. It also exhibits anti-inflammatory effects due to its high levels of α-acidsterpenes such as myrcene, β-caryophyllene, and eucalyptol.
In addition, it has been found to possess anti-bacterial properties by reducing bacterial growth in vitro. Overall, humulene terpene has diverse health benefits for the body including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral capabilities.