Humulene, which is sometimes known to vape users as \u03b1-humulene, is another terpene (in addition to myrcene) that is is found in both beer and cannabis - it is a key component of the essential oil of the hops plant. Humulene has subtle earthy, woody, and spicy notes that give hoppy beers their unique taste and also drives the spicy and herbal scent of some cannabis strains. It can also be found in sage, ginseng, and cilantro. Humulene has also been used for generations in holistic Eastern medicine practices, and it is believed to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant. Strains high in humulene tend to also have the beneficial terpene caryophyllene, creating a nice entourage effect. Humulene is currently being studied for its potential as an anti-inflammatory agent that may also treat allergies.