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Terepenes

Terpenes are a class of Phytochemicals and are often responsible for the aroma and flavour of plants. Terpenes are major constituents of plant resin and essential oils extracted from many common plants. Terpenes are what make essential oils so beneficial.

A-Pinene B-Caryophellene Linalool Limonene Myrcene
Anti-inflammatory
Bronchodialator
Aids Memory
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Analgesic
Protects cells lining the
digestive tract
Anesthetic
Anti-convulsant
Analgesic
Anti-Anxiety
Treats acid reflux
Anti-Anxiety
Antidepressant
Contributes to sedative
effect of strong indicas
Sleep Aid
Muscle relaxant

Beta Caryophyllene is a Terpene, Beta Caryophyllene or BCP, is found in many plants, Black pepper, Clove, Hops and Copaiba Oil are just a few that are a good source. BCP is also found in Hemp.

Beta Caryophyllene selectively binds to the CB2 and is also a functional CB2 agonist. BCP is a common ingredient in many essential oils and is a major part of Cannabis. BCP does not bind to the CB1 receptor so it is non-psychoactive. Because BCP interacts with the Endocannabinoid system it is considered Cannabinetic, which means it works like cannabis medicine, in particular, CBD. It can also be considered a Cannabinoid itself because of the way it works with the Endocannabinoid system.

As discussed, because of BCP's affinity for the CB2 Receptor and its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, it can bring much needed relief in the same way that CBD does. Many studies have taken place on BCP, in one study in particular BCP was highly effective for anxiety, depression and mood balance.

Further studies show the B-Caryophellene is also very effective on inflammation and nerve pain.