Humulene is a terpene abundantly found in various cannabis and hop plants. It is also present in numerous herbs and spices such as sage, clove, basil, black pepper, coriander, and ginseng. This terpene emits a fresh earthy herbal/woody aroma and leaves a slightly bitter, long-lasting spicy taste. Humulene is a relative of beta-caryophyllene but has a distinct pattern of atoms in its molecule. It is believed to play a crucial role in the cannabis plant’s natural defense against fungus and pests.
Being classified as a sesquiterpene, Humulene is known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and has a more intense odor compared to other terpenes. When applied topically, it has demonstrated positive effects in reducing inflammation. Additionally, Humulene has shown promise in pain relief and appetite suppression. Its boiling point is 222.8 ℉ (106 ℃).
Now, shifting focus to Hyaluronic Acid, it is an aminoglycan naturally found in the synovial fluid of joints and the vitreous humor of the eyes. This acid facilitates skin flexibility, reduces lines and wrinkles, and aids in faster skin wound healing while minimizing scarring. Hyaluronic acid proves beneficial in the treatment of skin ulcers, burns, eczema, and bed sores. In terms of joint health, it lubricates the joints, promoting smoother movements, and protects them from wear and tear, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation.
As the body ages, collagen production decreases, but hyaluronic acid can help stimulate collagen synthesis, maintaining a healthy and supple appearance of the skin.