Aroma: hops, woody, earthy
Vaporizes At: 222ºF (106ºC)
Potential Medical Value: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-tumor, pharmacokinetic, anorectic
Also Found in: hops, cannabis, clove, sage, vietnamese coriander, black pepper
Humulene is found in hops, cannabis, clove, sage, vietnamese coriander and black pepper. Humulene is the source of the “hoppy” aroma in beer. It can be described as earthy, woody and spicy. It has been used in Chinese and traditional medicine for generations. It is considered to be an anti-tumor, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent and is especially effective when mixed with β–caryophyllene. Another use of Humulene is as an anorectic (appetite suppressant), which could make it a potential weight loss aid.