Hemp Talk Series – Terpenes (Humulene and A-bisabolol)

Continuing our Hemp Talk Series on Terpenes, today we are going to take a look at the next two most prevalent terpenes in Kentucky Hemp Works CBD Drops.
First up, Humulene (also known as α-caryophyllene) is a close relative to the terpene we last discussed, β-caryophyllene, and they have a similar smell. From the very beginning of the plant growing process, this terpene is hard at work! Last week we told you that hemp grown at Kentucky Hemp Works is grown without pesticides. Humulene plays an important part in that as it helps to deter pests prevent fungal infestations.

Humulene is also found in hops and has been said to have a very “earthy” smell. Perhaps you’ve smelled Humulene in your beer? It is also found in plants such as sage and clove.
Like many other terpenes, Humulene has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. In one study, Humulene was proven to be active against the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.
While increased appetite is generally associated with cannabis use (#Munchies), there is some research indicating that Humulene may be an appetite suppressant.
Next we have A-bisabolol. Also found in chamomile, this is one of those floral, citrusy terpenes with hints of spice.

A-bisabolol is often used in skin care products due to its anti-microbial properties. It has also been widely used to treat skin conditions for its ability to reduce irritation and relieve pain.

A-Bisabolol also acts as an antioxidant, which contributes to the overall medical benefits of cannabis.

After exploring just these 3 terpenes (β-caryophyllene, Humulene, and A-bisabolol), we can really start to see just how important terpenes are.

Maybe the expression should be “Stop and smell the cannabis”!

**Contents of this post do not constitute medical advice**