Humulene is a terpene that’s very common in cannabis and has been a huge part of Chinese medicine for centuries and offer a lot of health benefits too. It’s antimicrobial, antitumoral, and it’s something that’s peppery, and is oftentimes found in sage, clove and basil too. It has the following benefits:
- Helps with allergic reactions
- Is an antibacterial
- Helps with appetite suppression along with weight loss too.
What is it?
This is a common plant that’s part of the hop family, found in many natural plants that we use today, including black pepper, hops itself, sage, ginseng, and even basil. This is terpene that’s very common. It’s a spicy and woody taste, which is similar to what hoppy beer tastes like. It also has a smell that’s hoppy to, which you notice when you have craft beers.
It’s analgesic which means it kills pain, curbs inflammation, and offers some effects which are sedative. This has a bunch of biomedical research and also is sued in Chinese medicine. You can use this directly on the skin, breathe it in, or even through the mouth.
The health Benefits
This has a variety of health benefits. Probably the biggest one is the anti-inflammatory benefits that come with this. The properties of this are great for curbing inflammation, especially inflammation due to allergies and pain, and also is good for administration orally.
It also works similar to dexamethasone, which is a steroid that is used to curb inflammation and help to manage inflammatory conditions. It also is good for curbing tumors and reducing the proliferation of cancer cells too. This naturally kills cancer, and also reduces the growth of tumors and stops cell proliferation. It also produces reactive oxygen as well, which is why it’s a great way to naturally kill these cancer cells.
This is also a natural analgesic. According to a 2019 study, it was found that this reduces pain in a lot of animals, and the results look to be both promising and strong for many too.
It also is great for antibacterial infections, including staph, the cause of IBD, and other infections in the skin and body. Finally, humulene actually helps create the entourage effect which curbs appetite in some people, and it does increase the intake of food along with weight loss in some people. The only downside to this benefit is that the evidence is not concrete but anecdotal at best. This is great as well as an insect repellant to, as humulene works like other terpenes to keep predators away, including bugs and other critters as well.
There are other side effects that come with humulene. There are a few risks. The most common is skin irritation, and if you get it in your eyes, it can irritate the eyes a lot. It also may irritate the respiratory tract, so you might cough a bit more, and have more phlegm. This is something that also may cause pulmonary emboli in some cases, since if you have too much it can cause this.
But usually, that is very rare to do, and you have to have a whole lot for this, such as 50 mg or more for it to be a big problem. If you do want to get this in a simple, healthy manner, the best way is through smoking it, as there are a lot of cannabis strains that actually help with this, and it does well to help with boosting the appetite and providing natural relief and protection to the body that you need for your own health.