Caryophyllene, is one of the primary terpenes responsible for the spicy and peppery aroma found in many cannabis strains. Caryophyllene is the only known terpene to also display characteristics of a cannabinoid, by directly interacting with the CB2 receptor in the endocannabinoid system. It has proven to be a strong pain reliever when paired with thc. This unique terpene may also play a role in helping patients recovering from alcohol addiction. In sufficient enough doses, this terpene can also aid with insomnia. In addition, it has been found to act as an anti-fungal as well as an anti-microbial.