A neutral energy terpene

Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.



AROMA: Pepper, spicy, sharp

USE FOR: Pain, auto-immune disorders, IBS

Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to directly interact with the endo-cannabinoid system and is known by many as a dietary cannabinoid rather than a terpene. Caryophyllene can bind directly to CB2 receptors throughout the body and immune system.  It’s known to exert anti-inflammatory, analgesic, gastro-protective, and anti-proliferative effects. Strains high in this terpene tend to produce more body-focused effects and are great pain killers. Because it modulates CB2 receptors in the immune system, people with auto-immune disorders should try strains high in this terpene.