What Does Caryophyllene Oxide Mean?
Caryophyllene oxide is the oxidized form of caryophyllene (or beta-caryophyllene), one of the terpenes found in cannabis, as well as one of the major terpenes found in cloves, basil, hops, pepper, and rosemary.
Caryophyllene not only plays an important role in creating the telltale smell and taste of certain plants, but it also has the capability of binding with the human body’s endocrine CB2 receptors. It is believed to be the only terpene in cannabis that has the ability to successfully bind with CB2. This unique skill is believed to make it highly beneficial for medicinal uses such as an anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, antioxidant, and perhaps in cancer treatment.