What is Beta-Caryophyllene?
If the smell of fresh cracked pepper makes your nose itch, you can blame the prominent terpene beta-caryophyllene. Found in cloves, hops, cinnamon, oregano, basil, and black pepper, beta-caryophyllene is responsible for strong earthy aromas and flavors. Cannabis high in this terpene tends to taste peppery, woody, or earthy. Some individuals enjoy the flavor it provides and specifically seek out cannabis high in it. It can cause a slight tickle in the throat, especially with vape pens.