A common terpene in cannabis, caryophyllene, exists in several herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, and oregano. Cannabis strains high in it give off a zesty, offbeat warmth to the nose, akin to cinnamon and cloves.
Notably, caryophyllene’s molecules are larger compared to their counterparts, such as myrcene and limonene. Caryophyllene’s unusual chemical structure allows it to connect to CB2 receptors easily. This means it provides many benefits associated with activating those receptors, such as lowering inflammation without the intoxicating effects associated with cannabis.
Based on the animal researches done for exploring caryophyllene’s therapeutic properties, this terpene has great potential in the following areas: