Humulene is a terpene, which is a class of aromatic compounds found in various plants, including cannabis. It is one of the primary terpenes found in hops, giving beer its characteristic aroma, and is also found in plants such as basil, cloves, and ginseng.
In cannabis, humulene contributes to the plant’s aroma and flavor profile, often described as earthy, woody, and spicy. However, its role in cannabis goes beyond aroma. Humulene is believed to have potential therapeutic properties and may offer several health benefits.