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If you’re dealing with long-term, highly debilitating pain, you may want to give the terpene isolate Beta-Caryophyllene a try. The terpene has been shown in various studies as an effective analgesic, an anti-inflammatory agent, and an antioxidant. In the last post of this series we discussed Terpineol, and in the following post, we will share the terpene isolate profile for Beta-Caryophyllene.
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What is Beta-Caryophyllene
Beta-Caryophyllene has a large chemical structure, which makes it a unique sesquiterpene. It’s reported as the only phytocannabinoid found outside the cannabis genus. This means it emulates the effects of a cannabinoid in the body.
The terpene emits a sweet, spicy, and woody aroma with hints of clove. The terpene isolate can be naturally sourced from basil (Ocimum basilicum), oregano (Origanum vulgare), hops (Humulus lupulus), cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), black pepper (Piper nigrum), and black caraway (Nigella sativa). The flavor profile follows suit with its aroma and offers a dry, spicy, and peppery taste with hints of citrus.
Here are some specific strains Beta-Caryophyllene are commonly found in:
- Diamond Girl
- Hash Plant
Beta-Caryophyllene has a range of medicinal properties as an analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a gastric-protective. Those affected with highly debilitating pain over a longer duration may find some relief with this terpene.
Why Use Beta-Caryophyllene
When you ingest the Beta-Caryophyllene isolate, you will experience an uplifting, calming-focus. Those looking for a way to relieve stress or enjoy the evening after a long day at work may find this terpene satisfying. The terpene was the first to be known as the “dietary cannabinoid.”
As an analgesic, Beta-Caryophyllene was shown in a European Neuropsychopharmacology study in 2014 to reduce inflammation and neuropathic pain with little to no tolerance to its analgesic effects over time. A study in 2001 showed the ability of this terpene to act as an anesthetic is strictly based on its chemical structure.
The terpene was shown in the British Journal of Nutrition to affect lipid peroxidation and have high scavenging activities against the superoxide anion and hydroxyl radicals. This means Beta-Caryophyllene may be used as an effective antioxidant.
As an anti-inflammatory, Beta-Caryophyllene was shown in a 2012 study to ameliorate inflammation and has been reported as having tremendous therapeutic effects across various diseases which cause inflammation and oxidative stress.
Beta-Caryophyllene has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties without the damaging side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen and aspirin. A study in 2011 concluded the terpene as an effective therapeutic anti-inflammatory for inflammatory bowel disease.
How to Use Beta-Caryophyllene
Did you know Beta-Caryophyllene has been used as a flavoring agent since the 1930s? As an essential oil made by a specific collection of plants already mentioned, this terpene can be used to enhance the scent or flavor of beverages, food, perfumes, incense, cosmetic products, and more. When you are considering the use for your own consumption, you can take the terpene on its own or add a few drops it to any of your favorite drinks, foods, edibles, topicals, and more.
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