The terpene β-Caryophyllene is readily identified by its spiciness, providing the piquant kick to black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, hops, rosemary, and cannabis. Of all the primary terpenes, β-Caryophyllene punches above its weight, binding directly to the endocannabinoid system and offering a host of therapeutic effects. Research has confirmed its value in the treatment of inflammation, pain, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, colitis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, anxiety and depression, and Alzheimer-like diseases. Cannabis strains with high β-Caryophyllene profiles have a spicy musky aroma with undertones of fuel and turpentine. They are much sought after for stress relief and their calming properties.
Beta-Caryophyllene's distinctive spiciness give the piquant kick to black pepper and other spices like cloves and cinnamon.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum), cinnamon (Cinnamomum), cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), hops (Humulus lupulus), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and cannabis (Cannabis sativa)
Aromas of spice, musk and turpentine
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, platelet-inhibitory, bone health, treatment of diabetes, relief from anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer-like diseases, and suppression of cancerous tumour growth
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