Humulene Essential Oil
Often found in cannabis varieties, humulene is also found in the flowering cone of hops plants, sage, ginger, and ginseng. During the brewing and fermentation of beer, it is responsible for a brews “hoppy” flavors and smell. Earthy or musky are terms often used to describe the humulene fragrances.
When the molecule is found in hemp such as the Cherry Wine Strain, it is usually combined with a companion sesquiterpene terpene, β–caryophyllene.
Several biological activities are attributed to beta-caryophyllene, such as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and local anesthetic activities. A non-cytotoxic concentration of beta-caryophyllene significantly increased the anticancer activity of alpha-humulene and isocaryophyllene on MCF-7 cells…