Terpene Spotlight: Caryophyllene

Terpene Spotlight: Caryophyllene

What’s caryophillene?

Caryophyllene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. In fact, it’s so abundant that caryophyllene oxide is what drug-sniffing dogs smell when they identify cannabis.

It is well-studied and offers some exciting medical potential, particularly for people dealing with pain, cancer, or alcohol abuse. Because of the way it binds to CB2 receptors, this terpene is often categorized as a cannabinoid. It’s actually considered the first dietary cannabinoid. While we’ve talked about this terpene in the past, today we’d like to dive in a little deeper.

caryophyllene from medicine box

Therapeutic Uses of Caryophyllene

Cannabis Strains High in Caryophyllene

Other Sources of Caryophyllene

  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Caraway
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Copaiba
  • Hops
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang-ylang

Caryophyllene as a Functional Ingredient

This terpene has a huge variety of potential uses! The caryophyllene found in the black pepper might help you get those extra turns or that last mile, it is great to help people feel good as they enjoy an active, athletic lifestyle

While we still have a lot to learn about terpenes and the true medical potential of cannabis, terpenes like this remind us that researchers are working hard to help us make the most of this amazing plant. We can’t wait to see what we learn next. 


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