Caryophyllene, or β-caryophyllene, is considered one of the sesquiterpenes, and it is a common ingredient in all kinds of plants and herbs. This terpene occur naturally in cannabis, Thai basil, cloves, black pepper, hops, and many other plants.
Drug-sniffing dogs detect weed thanks to caryophyllene oxide
Unique characteristic rare in nature
- β-form - (beta) - a bicyclic compound
- α-form - (alpha) - α-humulene or humulene
Affects the endocannabinoid system
Which medicinal properties does caryophyllene has?
- Improves immune system
- Nerve protective
- Anti-tumor properties
- Antimalarial agent
- Effective in the treatment of alcoholism
- Anxiolytic (reduces anxiety and restlessness)
- The chemical formula of caryophyllene is: C15H24
- The molar mass is: 204.1878 g / mol
- The systematic name is: 4,11,11-trimethyl-8-methylene-bicyclo [7.2.0] undec-4-ene
- Boiling point: 119 ° C / 246.2 ° F
- Vapor pressure: 0.01 mm Hg (25 ° C)
- Density: 0.9052 g / cm3
In which plants does caryophyllene occur?
Caryophyllene occurs in a very large number of plants and herbs, including in cannabis plants. Besides in cannabis, this sesquiterpene is also found in turmeric, black pepper, hops, chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, cinnamon, thyme, ginger, St. John's wort, basil and peppermint.