Terpene caryophyllene is a compound that occurs naturally in many plants and herbs. It has been studied for its potential effects on inflammation, cancer, pain, blood sugar levels, and other conditions.
Terpenes are fragrant oils that give plants their distinctive smell. They can be found in many plants such as cloves, cinnamon and basil, as well as cannabis. The terpene caryophyllene is found in many spices like oregano and black pepper as well as hops and cannabis.
Terpenes are also called volatile oils because they evaporate easily when exposed to air or light. These compounds can be extracted from plant materials by distillation or steam distillation methods.