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.

Caryophyllene infographic

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