You may already know about the cannabinoids CBD and THC, but there are hundreds of other compounds that hemp produces. One such class of compounds gaining attention is terpenes. Researchers are investigating how terpenes affect humans when consumed and their potential uses. Beta-Caryophyllene (“bay-tah carey-oh-fi-leen”) is one of the major terpenes found in hemp and plays a significant role in how hemp smells. You probably have some beta-caryophyllene in your kitchen and might not know it. Many spices, like black pepper and cinnamon, contain beta-caryophyllene.

In this post, we’ll discuss:

  • What beta-caryophyllene is
  • Where beta-caryophyllene can be found in nature
  • What research says about beta-caryophyllene’s potential benefits


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