Responsible for the spicy taste in black pepper, beta caryophyllene is an impressive terpene that is unique because it is also a “dietary cannabinoid” (foodstuff for plants that acts as a cannabinoid and binds to your CB2 receptors). Studied for its potential to inhibit tumor growth and reduce alcohol abuse, this terpene provides a great deal of therapeutic benefits despite its lack of detectable physical effects.
Aroma: spicy, woody
Effects: pain relief, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-anxiety, neuroprotectant
Also Found In: black pepper, clove, oregano, cotton, rosemary, hops
High Caryophyllene Cannabis Strains: Gorilla Glue #4, Tangerine Dream, Bubble Gum, Sage N Sour, Liberty Haze, and Pineapple Express.