Have you ever tried flower that had a woody, spicy, pepper aroma? Most likely the strain was full of one of the most common terpenes, Caryophyllene. Some of the medical benefits include reduction of pain, anxiety, depression and ulcers. Caryophyllene is also useful in anti-inflammatory medicines like topicals and salves.
Caryophyllene is capable of working with the human body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to the CB2 receptors making this terpene very similar to THC without the psychoactive effects. Research has shown that the CB2 receptor may be critical in controlling inflammation and pain. Another study concluded that caryophyllene may be effective in the treatment of chronic, long-term pain.
Potential benefits of Caryophyllene:
- Reduces alcohol cravings
- Pain reduction
- Cell-lining protection
- Helps digestive track