What is Humulene?

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

As we’ve previously discussed, the most common terpenes that are found in cannabis are Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Myrcene. However, there are still many terpenes outside of those three that can be found within the world of cannabis. Humulene is another prevalent one. It’s been found to contribute a wide range of scents that can be earthy, woody, herbaceous, and even subtly spicy. 

Humulene has been found to naturally-occur in hops, wood, and many other plants outside of cannabis. A wide variety of these plants have historically been used in Eastern holistic medicine. Over time anecdotal evidence has shown that Humulene can provide calming effects that possibly even help to reduce physical discomfort. 

Within the world of cannabis, Humulene is typically found in smaller amounts, often being the third or fourth most dominant terpene in a cultivar’s profile. Strains that contain large amounts of Humulene typically also feature Caryophyllene in their dominant terpenes. Prime examples of such genetics include GG #4, Headband, and Death Star. We recommend keeping this info in mind when searching for batches that fit your needs.