Caryophyllene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis. It has potential anti-inflammatory properties, and it is also believed to have anticancer properties. In addition, caryophyllene might have potential antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.
This terpene is one of the essential oils that contributes to the aroma of black pepper. Moreover, it’s also commonly found in rosemary, hops, basil and oregano.
Caryophyllene is believed to target CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system. In fact, it has been discovered as the first non-cannabinoid that binds with CB2 receptors. It is unlike any other terpene in that it is the only one that can directly activate a cannabinoid receptor, especially CB2 receptors.
There are many cannabis strains with caryophyllene, but some strains have higher than average amounts. The following cannabis strains are good example of caryophyllene-dominant:
10. Original Glue
This strain is also known as Gorilla Glue, GG4 and Gorilla Glue #4. It’s a cross between Chocolate Diesel and Chem’s Sister and Sour Dubb. It’s very rich in caryophyllene which gives this strain a peppery and spicy flavor and aroma. Besides caryophyllene, Original Blue is also high in myrcene. In addition, Original Glue is high in THC with 18% of THC levels. This cannabis strain will provide with you a calming and relaxing effect.
9. Cookies and Cream
A potent THC strain with levels reaching up to 20%, Cookies and Cream is also very rich in caryophyllene. This strain has a sweet taste and it’s ideal to combat insomnia. In addition to caryophyllene, Cookies and Cream has also decent levels of limonene and myrcene.
8. White Widow
This is a very popular cannabis strain. White Widow is an energizing cannabis strain with high levels of THC (17%) and 1% of CBG. It’s mainly used for recreational purposes thanks to its euphoric inducing properties. Moreover, White Widow is also rich in myrcene and limonene.
7. OG Kush
Also known as Premium OG Kush. We have listed this strain in previous articles as it’s one of the most famous Kush strains. OG Kush is 75% Indica and 25% Sativa. OG Kush has a THC content ranging from 19 to 25% and there are some strains with levels that reach levels as high as 26%.
OG Kush is perfect to treat anxiety and it is rich in caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene.
6. The White
A very potent hybrid strain with 21% of THC (1% CBG). In addition, the White is also ideal to fight insomnia. The White is rich in caryophyllene and it has decent levels of myrcene and limonene. With this strain you will feel relaxed and happy.
Also known as Sunset, Sherbert is quite high in THC (18%). In addition, it also has 1% of CBG. This strain offers a potent high and it’s excellent for physical relaxation. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene. Sherbert will make you feel happy, euphoric, and uplifted.
This strain is also known as Chemdog. Chemdawg is high in THC (18%) and 1% of CBG. In addition, Chemdog is known for its potent effects, which means this strain is not recommended for newbies. Furthermore, Chemdog is rich in caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene.
This Sativa cannabis strain is known for its stimulating effects. It’s high in THC (18%) with 1% CBG. Candyland is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies. This strain is known for its energizing effects which makes it ideal for social gatherings.
Candyland is rich in caryophyllene with moderate levels of humulene and limonene.
2. Sour Diesel
One of the most famous cannabis strains, Sour Diesel, also known as, Sour Deez, is a cross between Chemdog and Super Skunk. It’s rich in THC (18%) and excellent to combat depression and stress. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene.
1. Royal Cookies
An Indica dominant strain, Royal Cookies is a psychoactive strain with high THC levels (21 to 23%). This strain is ideal for relaxation and to relieve pain and headaches. This strain was developed by Royal Queen Seeds (one of the most important seed banks in the world). Furthermore, Royal Cookies is very rich in caryophyllene and its other main terpenes are humulene and limonene.