Beta-Caryophyllene is a terpene found within the cannabis plant, as well as basil, oregano, lavender, rosemary, black pepper and clove.
This terpene has been 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.
Other benefits of Beta-Caryophyllene include:
- Pain killer
- Protects the lining of the digestive tract
What are Terpenes?
In this blog we are talking specifically about terpenes which come from cannabis plant. 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 determine the effect that the cannabis has and the many therapeutic properties. The terpene Beta-Caryophyllene has promise to help treat anxiety and depression.
Terpenes 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 interested in full spectrum CBD. This is extracted as an oil and contains the terpenes. The terpenes all have their own therapeutic benefits which you can then benefit from too.
Full spectrum CBD is available to buy online at CBD star. You can find out more about other terpenes on our glossary blog, what is the best terpene.
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