#TerpeneTuesday-Caring Caryophyllene

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As some of you may already know, terpenes are the fragrant, oily secretions found in just about every plant species. They bind to the receptors already present in our endocannabinoid system! Click here for my blog on terps!

Meet caryophyllene, the terpene so serene lol! The scientific name is beta-caryophyllene, so let’s call it BCP for time’s sake. BCP is an amazing terpene, for one because it doubles as a cannabinoid and two, it’s the only terpene found in ALL strains of cannabis. Matter of fact, it’s the terpene that drug-sniffing K-9 dogs are trained to sniff out, stay woke!

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This terpene is special in many ways, and after seeing one of my esteemed, educated patients, I learned that this is also a terpene that can’t be taken in large quantities. The body’s endocannabinoid system has 2 cannabinoid receptors that have been discovered by scientists, CBR1 and CBR2. BCP is down with CBR2, and when it comes to benefits, BCP is also down with OPP, also known as Other Plants’ Properties! It’s a spicy little number, often found in clove, cinnamon, black pepper, and oregano. I even read it’s found in cotton!

Have you noticed many terpenes aid in anti-depression and are anti-fungal? BCP is no different, plus more. Much more.

Benefits of beta-caryophyllene:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Pain relieving
  • Anti-inflammatory

Additionally, BCP may prevent Alzheimer’s, help with Parkinson’s diseases, prevent multiple sclerosis, increase post-stroke brain damage, increases the brains antioxidants, reduces high cholesterol levels, reduces anxiety, and helps you get to sleep! Sleep…which is what I’ll need after naming all these benefits lol!

A double toast to beta-caryophyllene!

 

To learn more about the greatness of BCP, check the links below.

https://mybiohack.com/blog/beta-caryophyllene-cannabinoid-pain-brain

http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system

http://terpenes.weebly.com/

 

 

 

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