14th May 2024

A Guide to the Caryophyllene Terpene and its Effects

The world of cannabis research is ever-evolving. We learn more about the plant’s diverse array of compounds everyday. Today, the compound in the spotlight is caryophyllene, otherwise known as beta-caryophyllene.

In this guide, we’ll explore the common caryophyllene terpene effects and some of our favorite caryophyllene-rich strain. Keep reading to learn more.

What is the Caryophyllene Terpene?

Caryophyllene, also known as beta-caryophyllene, is a terpene found in several plants, including cannabis. It influences some plants’ peppery, spicy aroma and taste. The terpene may have several benefits, according to user reports and clinical research.

Exploring Typical Caryophyllene Terpene Effects

Let’s look at several common effects of caryophyllene that some may not immediately think of.

  • Antioxidant: Caryophyllene may have potent antioxidant properties. Research reveals the terpene might help protect our body’s cells from oxidative stress and damage.
  • Anti-inflammatory: One of the most well-known effects of caryophyllene is its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show caryophyllene might reduce inflammation by inhibiting certain enzyme from producing.
  • Speeds Up Wound Healing: In a trial on mice, caryophyllene helped accelerate would healing. The terpene might promote cell reproduction and tissue regeneration. In short, it might help you heal quicker from certain types of injuries.
  • Pain-Relieving: Caryophyllene interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Specifically, it targets the CB2 receptors, which are involved in pain perception. Research suggests that caryophyllene possesses analgesic (pain-relieving) effects.
  • Mood Enhancer: According to some users, caryophyllene has mood-enhancing effects. It might help to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Improves Memory: Research suggests that caryophyllene may improve memory and cognitive function. It could enhance neurotransmitter activity in the brain.

11 Top Caryophyllene Strains

Each of these strains is abundant in caryophyllene to some degree. Enjoy these caryophyllene-rich strains in a variety of different cannabis products. From HHC vape cartridges to delta-8 pre-rolls, you’ve got several options to enjoy with the terpene. Discover your favorites as your indulge below.


The burst of flavor in a strain takes a splash in our Gush Rush HHC vape cartridge. Gushers and Sunset Sherbet come together to make an indica-dominant hybrid quite like not other. Lending to its richness in caryophyllene, the cart makes users feel euphoric and relaxed but still focused. It’s a win-win whether you prefer a strain in the daytime or for evening use. It’s perfect for sinking into the couch after a long day. The flavor is reminiscent of the sweet fruit snacks some of us know, love, and miss.

Banana Kush

Leaning more toward caryophyllene’s relaxing and mood-enhancing effects, Banana Kush delivers. We cross it with Thicc Mint Cookies to make our Golden Milk THC-P Vape Cartridge. Experience the minty notes of the Cookies variety complete with tropical hints of Banana Kush. Expect a uniquely intense and calming buzz.

Purple Punch

Purple Punch is a notable indica that bursts with flavor when you cross it with Blue Cookies. The result is a mouthwatering combination of just-ripe blueberries and plump grapes, hence the name, Grape Soda. Indulge in a Grape Soda delta-8 disposable or as a delta-8 pre-roll, depending on your preference.

Lemon Skunk

A famous name in the industry, Lemon Skunk crosses with the equally-famous Northern Lights for the simple-but-effective Lime. It adds a twist to any session! The delta-8 disposable delivers slight caryophyllene terpene effects alongside everything else it offers.

Jolly Rancher

Caryophyllene takes charge in our Jolly Melon HHC 2G Disposable, which crosses the well-known Jolly Rancher with Blue Sherbet. The well-balanced blend of sweet and sour candy and cool dessert makes it an easy treat to keep coming back to. Users love that it’s such a diverse strain, used as a pick-me-up during the day or a soothing break in the evening.

White Runtz

White Runtz and Push Pop make Runtz Pop magic, infusing it with caryophyllene terpene and other compounds that make each parent strain so potent. Each puff takes you back with a sweet rainbow sherbet flavor that helps you cool down and enjoy a psychedelic kick all at once.

White Berry

Take a trip to wonderland when White Berry combines with Animal Cookies in a spectacular 2G disposable. Called White Rabbit, the berry-flavored infusion offers up the vibrant world of THC-P. Puff on the vape in wonder as you experience relaxation and focus in one fell swoop. That’s in part, thanks to the power of caryophyllene.

Jungle Scout Cookies

The Dough Boys delta-9 THC 2G disposable takes Jungle Scout Cookies and shakes it up with G6. the result is an out-of-this world indica experience, complete with its memorable taste. Each puff takes you back to oozing, buttery goodness of freshly baked cookies. Take your taste buds on a trip and satisfy some deep dessert cravings without actually taking a bite. Be warned if munchies happen later!

Grease Monkey

Using the decadent Grease Monkey strain, we crafted the Cooks & Castles disposable vape. It’s rich in not just caryophyllene but generous amount of cannabinoids and other terpenes. We also use live rosin, which derives from the popular Grease Monkey strain. Perfect for unwinding after a busy day, it shines when users look to de-stress and feel euphoric.

Cherry Gas

There’s something special about a strain from the Gas family. Cherry Gas remains just as unique, and it combines well with Monster Cookies to create a true Cherry Monsta. The result, dripping in caryophyllene, comes in a 2G & 4G disposable THCa Liquid Diamond variety. For a buzzy ride no matter what time of day and a fresh, warm cherry pie experience, look no further!

Mendo Breath

Mendo Breath meets Apple Fritter for an even brighter crash of potent effects through Apple Dreams. Caryophyllene shines in both the Apple Dreams 2G disposable and its 4G disposable counterpart. Both contain THCh, which are great for those who’ve been wanting to try something new. Enjoy velvety caramel overtones that complement the crisp, refreshing crunch of an apple with each puff.

Final Thoughts

Caryophyllene is a versatile terpene found in several plants. With its distinctive scent and flavor, it contributes the unique profiles of several cannabis strains. Whether you’re seeking its flavor or it possible benefits, the terpene is an exciting new staple in the industry.

Ready to experience the benefits of caryophyllene firsthand? Explore Eighty Six’s line of premium hemp-derived cannabis products today!

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