Terpene of the Week: Beta-Caryophyllene

Beta-caryophyllene is found in black pepper and has a peppery scent. It is also found in oregano, cloves, and green leafy vegetables. Betacaryophyllene is cannabinoidlike because it has a strong affinity for the CB2 receptors. Beta-caryophyllene is anti-inflammatory and may also help with nerve pain and protect the stomach.

Matthew Mintz, MD

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