What is Beta-Caryophyllene
What is Beta-Caryophyllene? How do you pronounce Beta-Caryophyllene? So many questions! Beta-C is a terpene found within the cannabis plant, as well as basil, oregano, lavender, rosemary, black pepper and clove.
This terpene has triumphed for its help with anxiety and depression. Research has found that molecules which target the CB2 receptor of the endocannabinoid system may help treat the mental conditions.
Beta-Caryophyllene is one of these molecules and is therefore ideal for those suffering with depression or anxiety.
What is Beta-Caryophyllene good for?
- Pain killer
- Protects the lining of the digestive tract
Are Beta-Caryophyllene health benefits proven?
Let’s talk about this. When people ask what is beta-caryophyllene, what they generally want to know more is what are the health benefits.
There have been some really extensive studies done across the board on many terpenes, but this one in particular. To name a few:
- Wound Healing | Indiana University School of Medical Science
- Anti-Inflammatory | Department of Medicine University of Calabria
- Anti-viral |Department of Biology University of Split
These studies have shown positive reports that the beta-caryophyllene health benefits could include, quicker healing of wounds and cuts, internally and externally of the body. But also in it’s support for other immune systems functions too.
If you have time and the will not to live, have a read through of those medical journal links above. We try to make sure, if we make a claim, it’s really just someone else scientific saying it and us relaying it in easier to understand terms.
Or we could just screenshot it for you to read…
So is Beta-Carophyllene a Cannabinoid?
Is Beta-Caryophyllene a cannabinoid, in simple terms yes, although it’s actually a terpenoid, it is generally bundled in with the broader understanding of Cannabinoids. In that, you often find it in the Cannabis plant.
It is thought of as a dietary cannabinoid.
The purpose of this post though is that we are talking specifically about the types of terpenes for sale as commonly seen in the hemp and CBD world. This means we are going to focus on those which come from the cannabis plant but aren’t necessarily a cannabinoid themselves.
Terpenes, such as Beta-Caryophyllene, come from plant matter. It is the terpenes in the plant which give the cannabis plant its fragrant and distinctive aroma.
Terpenes can determine the effect that cannabis has and any therapeutic properties. The terpene Beta-Caryophyllene has the promise to help treat anxiety and depression.
Beta-Carophyllene in CBD oil
Cannabis is illegal in the UK. This is because of the THC content. However, CBD is legal as it contains very little (if any) THC. When you buy full spectrum CBD you are also getting the terpenes, with a legal amount of THC (0.2% at most).
When CBD is extracted in isolate it is done so in such a way that none of the terpenes are present. However, if you are looking for the entourage effect then you will be better to look for either the full-spectrum stuff or buying terpenes separately as an additive.
Terpenes have their own stated therapeutic benefits which you could then benefit from too. Providing it’s a scientifically true benefit that is.
After this post, what next? Maybe it’s time to learn about what is Para-Cymene?
How do you pronounce Beta-Caryophyllene?
Bee-Tar Kah-REE-O-Fill-EENHow to pronounce Beta-Caryophyllene UK Dialect
If you are one of our US visitors, you may see the pronunciation toward the end, change from a ‘Fill’ to a ‘Fy’ as in Hi-Fi.
Where to buy Beta-Caryophyllene?
We stock a range of terpenoids on our store platform, simply click the Terpenes word in the menu tab to see our featured range of items containing it. If you want to buy Beta-Caryophyllene we hope you won’t be disappointed.
Next up: What is Para Cymene? Could it help ease pain?