Your Questions about Caryophyllene Answered!

What is Caryophyllene?
  • Caryophyllene is a terpene that is approved by the FDA as a food additive as well as a recognized dietary cannabinoid. The terpene is already in many foods you eat every day like black pepper, cinnamon, and oregano. Caryophyllene tends to boost the absorption of other beneficial chemicals such as curcuminoids in turmeric. This synergistic partnership is used in our herbal loose leaf rooibos & hemp tea, Positi-Tea.
What are Terpenes?
  • Terpenes are organic compounds that are naturally found in plants including fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices, and yes including the plant cannabis. It was actually due to the study of cannabis and cannabinoids that opened us up to the world of terpenes. Terpenes are essentially the essential oils of the plant responsible for the aroma & flavor. Each terpene offers a health benefit and they most often work synergistically to target health conditions this is called the "entourage effect".
What is beta-caryophyllene good for?
  • In combination with other terpenes, BCP can be used to calm inflammation, decrease pain. Studies show this terpene can be used to calm pain associated with the nervous system.
  • Antimicrobial: especially helpful in dental health.
  • To boost your mood!  In one study, mice treated with 50mg/kg of terpene, BCP, showed decreased numbers on tests measuring anxiety, depression, and compulsive activity.
  • Potentially protect against neurodegenerative diseases, this is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Protects cells lining the digestive tract.
  • Can be utilized as a food additive, in cosmetics, creams, toothpaste, and other commercial products.
How does Beta-caryophyllene smell?
  • BCP has an earthy/woodsy smell. It’s found in black pepper, clove oil, basil, hops, rosemary, and cinnamon.
How does caryophyllene taste?
  • Beta-caryophyllene has a spicy, peppery flavor. The flavor profile pairs well with other spicy herbs in its family such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and even hops.
What Hemp Strains have Caryophyllene?
  • Bubba Kush: Soothes the mind and body perfectly for people who have difficulties sleeping, have pain, or just anxiety. It even helps with muscle tension, spasms, inflammation, joint pains, migraines, and much more. 
  • Lifter: Lifter can be enjoyed by LIFTING your spirits for a relaxing day or boosting you up for an adventure. 
  • Rocket Fuel: Energizing, feel-good favorite strain for daytime productivity, focus, and clarity.
  • Jet Fuel: Does the heavy lifting with almost instant cognitive effects, putting all racing thoughts and negativity to rest. 
  • Tangie: Energizing, creative and soothing. Use before housework or spending time in nature.  
Does caryophyllene help with anxiety? 
  • Most hemp strains that aid anxiety symptoms contain caryophyllene. Together with limonene and myrcene, this terpene exhibits potent anti-anxiety properties. German researchers discovered that this terpene acts as another cannabinoid affecting the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is what is responsible for its ability to calm stress & anxiety along with other cannabinoids.

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