What are Terpenoids

Difference Between Terpenes and Terpenoids
A terpene is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon based on combinations of the isoprene unit. Terpenoids are compounds related to terpenes, which may include some oxygen functionality or some rearrangement, however the two terms are often used interchangeably.

Humulene is a sesquiterpene also known as α-humulene and α–caryophyllene; an isomer of β–caryophyllene. Humulene is found in hops, cannabis sativa strains, and Vietnamese coriander, among other naturally occurring substances. Humulene is what gives beer its distinct ‘hoppy’ aroma.

Humulene is considered to be anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anorectic (suppresses appetite). It has commonly been blended with β–caryophyllene and used as a major remedy for inflammation. Humulene has been used for generations in Chinese medicine. It aids in weight loss by acting as an appetite suppressant.

All About Humulene

Humulene is one of several components found in “Humulus lupulus”, which is how it got its name. Naturally, it is found in cannabis sativa, basil, clove, and again, hops. It’s what gives beer its distinctive smell. Its aroma is subtle and earthy, carrying spicy herbal notes that you might recognize in some of your favorite strains. Unlike most strains of cannabis that encourage hunger, Humulene is actually a suppressant of hunger. As it is found in medical marijuana, we will discuss how it is beneficial to the user and in what ways said user can expect to be treated while using a cannabis strain containing Humulene.

Other benefits that come with the use of Humulene are as follows: it helps to relieve pain, it is anti-bacterial, so it slows down the growth of bacteria, it inhibits cancer cell growth, and as mentioned above, it is a hunger suppressant, so it helps the user to control their weight.

As an anti-inflammatory, Humulene has been found to be effective both topically and internally. Not only is it very effective in this way, it has been compared to dexamethasone, which is a steroidal anti-inflammatory. No wonder it has been used for years in Chinese medicine, and these days in medical marijuana.

So is a strain containing Humulene right for you? If you agree with medical marijuana, and want to be treated with it, consider what your needs are. Unlike many strains of marijuana, Humulene promotes appetite suppressant. Are you overweight, or in need of controlling your hunger? Instead of pricey diet pills and extreme diets, why not give Humulene-bearing strains a try?

For those who suffer from allergies, or infections, Humulene-infused strains of medical marijuana could be right up their ally given it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. As always, before trying any new treatment, whether it be a new medication or medical marijuana, be sure to check with a physician. Also, be sure to research the laws in the state you live. Medical marijuana is not legal everywhere within the United States, so do your homework!

Interested in further research when it comes to medical marijuana bearing Humulene? Some strains that contain it are Sour Diesel, Pink Kush, Headband, White Widow, and Girl Scout Cookies. Again, before trying any new treatment, look into the laws where you live and see a medical professional.