Like caryophyllene, it is found in many plants that are of value to humanity such as herbs and spices, but also including fruits, vegetables and some plants that are used in the brewing of beer. It is also found in cannabis, although generally in lower concentrations than terpenes such as myrcene or caryophyllene. In addition, it has also been the subject of much medical research. Below we present a small sample of current, peer-reviewed investigations of the medical potential of this terpene.
- Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil.
- Pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of the sesquiterpene alpha-humulene in mice
- Preventive and therapeutic anti-inflammatory properties of the sesquiterpene α-humulene in experimental airways allergic inflammation
- Antitumor activity of balsam fir oil: production of reactive oxygen species induced by alpha-humulene as possible mechanism of action.
- Potentiating effect of beta-caryophyllene on anticancer activity of alpha-humulene, isocaryophyllene and paclitaxel.