Caryophyllene, or beta caryophyllene, or BCP, is actually one of the most common types of terpenes that people like. It is both a cannabinoid without actually truly being cannabinoids themselves, and they’re the only terpene that can do this. Caryophyllene is a terpene, so it isn’t a sativa and indica, but in both sativa and indica strains it is there, and there are hybrid options that usually are filled with both of these.
The benefits of It
Caryophyllene is good for more than mere cannabis types of plants. Black pepper and cinnamon also have this, and it’s found in beer too, especially hoppy ones, just like humulene. They is also being studied too, for the potential anticancer, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties, and there is potential for it to be used as an agent in chemotherapy in a lot of cases. But there is still much research that needs to be done, and you should talk to a doctor or healthcare provider if you’re thinking about using this.
This terpene is found in spices and herbs, so it’s got a spicy texture to it when it’s vaped or smoked, and when combined with cannabinoids and terpenes, it’s possible that the flavor may be noticed, but it isn’t that bad of a spicy flavor. This is similar to cinnamon, lavender, basil, or even rosemary and oregano, and it does have a woodsy taste and texture to it, that has the same aroma that black pepper does and is responsible for a similar taste and such. You can find this in a lot of plants and such, and some marijuana strains have this.
The Strains that Are Heavy in This
The cool thing about this is that it’s available in a ton of marijuana strains right now. Green lantern is one. While it doesn’t have as clear of an origin story as the superhero does, this has a lot of terpenes, such as caryophyllene too. 9 pound hammer is an indica strain that uses Jack the Ripper, Hells Og, and Goobery, to create a profile that’s terpene-rich and has myrcene and pinene in it too. Black cherry maduro is another one that uses black maduro and black cherry soda, and it’s known for the great flavor that comes with this one too, especially when you’re looking to create a great aroma and taste to it.
Confidential cookies is a sweet and sour strain that uses confidential cheese along with dream cookie. Wabanaki means people of the first light, and is an Algonquin-nation representation, a sativa with a lot of caryophyllene in it. Calyx OG is another one that uses True OG and Platinum Calyx, and it has almost 1% of caryophyllene within it. Girl scout cookies and award-winning hybrid that’s really good and tastes like the cookie itself with over 19% THC in it does have this in it, and a lot of other terpenes in it to really give it an amazing flavor as well for you to enjoy.
Bubba Kush is another one. While the origin of this one isn’t clear, it’s an indica strain that has a lot of rich greens and even pastels in color to this as well, in order to really bring this to the table. Chemdog is another one that’s popular among different cannabis connoisseurs, and it’s a hybrid that comes with a caryophyllene profile which is rich. This is all a great option for you to choose from, and there is a lot that you’ll definitely want to consider with this, and a lot that you can figure out over time as well.