Caryophyllene is one of the top 5 most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. In fact, it’s so abundant that drug-sniffing dogs are trained to seek out it’s scent. Found in many plants such as Thai basils, cloves, cinnamon leaves and black pepper, it gives off spicy and woody aromas.
Caryophyllene’s Effects & Medical Benefits
Caryophyllene is the only terpene that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to the CB2 receptor. The results have shown it to be effective at regulating depression, anxiety, and help with inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders. Caryophyllene also has the ability to treat neuropathic pain, reduce alcohol cravings, and produce the full body stone effect that is idolized by many indica lovers.