Terpene Spotlight: Caryophyllene

Jill/ February 20, 2018/ Terpenes/ 0 comments

Caryophyllene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. In fact, it’s so abundant that caryophyllene oxide is what drug-sniffing dogs smell when they identify cannabis. It is well-studied and offers some exciting medical potential, particularly for people dealing with pain, cancer, or alcohol abuse.

Because of the way it binds to CB2 receptors, this terpene is often categorized as a cannabinoid. It’s actually considered the first dietary cannabinoid. While we’ve talked about this terpene in the past, today we’d like to dive in a little deeper.

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Therapeutic Uses of Caryophyllene

Cannabis Strains High in Caryophyllene

Other Sources of Caryophyllene

Smoked Almond Medicine Bars from Medicine Box

Smoked Almond Medicine Bars from Medicine Box

  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Caraway
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Copaiba
  • Hops
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang-ylang

Caryophyllene as a Functional Ingredient

This terpene has a huge variety of potential uses! However, we designed our Medicine Bars to help people feel good as they enjoy an active, athletic lifestyle. That means going out with no pain or anxiety and enjoying the Tahoe life. The caryophyllene found in the black pepper in our Smoked Almond bars might help you get those extra turns or that last mile.


While we still have a lot to learn about terpenes and the true medical potential of cannabis, terpenes like this remind us that researchers are working hard to help us make the most of this amazing plant. We can’t wait to see what we learn next.

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