A neutral energy terpene

Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.



AROMA: Musty, hoppy

USE FOR: Anti-inflammatory, pain-relief, cancer

Humulene, also called alpha-caryophyllene, is closely related to beta-caryophyllene. It exhibits potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, and has also been studied for its anorectic (appetite suppressing) properties. Strains high in humulene may assist diabetic patients with their appetite.  It may also help patients looking to avoid the munchies. Like most terpenes, it is also antibacterial and an antifungal.