Terpene: Humulene-hops (alpha caryophyllene)
Humulene, also known as caryophyllene, is an isomer of β-caryophyllene and exists in a mixture of the two isomers in hops.
Aroma: Earthy, wood-like
Fun Facts: Ever open up a Heineken and it smells like weed? The high hop content of this particular beer means it contains high amounts of humulene. Derived from the Latin name for hops, Humulus lupus. Cannabis also produces high amounts of this sesquiterpene, as hops and cannabis have similar traits and fall into the same taxonomical category called “Cannabaceae.”
There are anecdotal reports that it causes weight loss and appetite suppression and it is often promoted for weight loss as an appetite suppressant.
Uniquely similar to THC-V
This terpene has cancer preventative and cancer-fighting properties. In addition, it is considered an appetite suppressant. Showing promise for weight loss treatment.
Sources: Cannabis Sativa, hops, clove, basil, sage, ginger, spearmint, and ginseng as well as some fruits and vegetables
- Anti-cancerous (including tumors)
- Powerful anti-inflammatory