The Terpene Beta-Caryophyllene and it’s Benefits

Scientific Studies

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a magical terpene! Scientists are still not able to assess all the benefits of this fragrant oil, present in black pepper, clover, hops, rosemary, and cannabis strains.

Some scientists are sure that BCP is so powerful that it can easily substitute many synthetic drugs.

Dr. Racz and Dr. Zimmer, who published their study of BCP in the European Pharmacology journal, suggest that:

“It is likely that BCP belongs to a group of common plant natural products with major potential impacts on human health.”

Their study conducted on mice showed that BCP has strong analgesic effects due to its interaction with CB2 receptors.

Another study found, that, BCP can be used effectively for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Anti-proliferative effect (reduces cancer cells growth) of BCP is also studied widely.

Beta-caryophyllene is also involved in the regulation of lipids, that is why it can mitigate the health problems that appear during diabetes. Numerous studies claim, that; Beta-caryophyllene is a perfect natural remedy for anxiety and depression:

"The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies".

How Does Beta-caryophyllene Smell and Taste?

All terpenes give cannabis, and other plants, specific tastes and smell.

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) the terpene gives plants unique spicy and woody aromas, which seem a bit pungent to some users.

If you want to imagine and feel the real taste and smell of this powerful fragrant oil, just try black pepper.

Health Benefits of Beta-caryophyllene:

Analgesic: helps to manage pain
Antibacterial: makes bacteria growth slower
Antidepressant: manages the symptoms of depressive disorders
Anti-inflammatory: reduces the level of inflammation
Anti-Proliferative: reduces growth of cancer cells
Antioxidant: reduces oxidation damage to body cells
Anxiolytic: manages anxiety

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