Caryophyllene is the terpene found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, hops, basil, rosemary, oregano, ylang-ylang and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is spicy, woody and peppery.
One Of The Top 5 Terpenes
Caryophyllene is one of the heavy hitters and is considered one of the Top 5 terpenes. It is found in many cannabis cultivars.
It is unique as it is the only terpene to also act like a cannabinoid because of the ability to directly activate cannabinoid receptors. To learn more we went into detail about Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System in an earlier article.
Medicinal Benefits of Caryophyllene
The medicinal benefits of caryophyllene are vast. It is one of the best terpenes for those who experience stress, anxiety and depression. For those who suffer from anxiety going with a cannabis with caryophyllene is the best option for consumption. It has a calming affect and will not create more anxiety, like some terpenes can.
Also something to note is if you want to consume cannabis by smoking but in the past it has given you some anxiety now you are timid about trying it again, select a cannabis with higher amounts of caryophyllene, chances are you will have a much better experience.
It has been found to be a pain reliver and is an anti-inflammatory.
Like many terpenes it is an anti-fungal, anti- bacterial and an antiseptic.
One interesting discovery is that caryophyllene has been found to be beneficial in the treatment for those recovering from alcohol addiction.
Did you know? Caryophyllene is an ingredient in Rub A535 and is used to relive muscle tension.
As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.
Caryophyllene should be vaporized at 266F.
Strains of Cannabis That Contain Caryophyllene
- GCS – formerly Girl Scout Cookies
- Bubba Kush
- Super Silver Haze
- Sour Diesel
- Cookies & Cream
- Master Kush
- OG Kush
- Subway Scientist
- Sensi Star
Caryophyllene vaporize @ 266F
- found in: pepper, cloves, cinnamon, hops, basil, rosemary, oregano, ylang-ylang, cannabis
- aroma: spicy & peppery
- anti cancer
- anti bacterial
- anti fungal
- has sedative properties
- good for depression