You may be surprised at the number of people that tell us each week that they suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  IBS is actually quite common.  It’s a gastrointestinal disorder that is usually connected with severe abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, and a significant change in bowel movements. 

Here’s a little of what I discovered:-

While there is no known cure for IBS, researchers are exploring various treatment options, including the use of our beloved beta-caryophyllene (BCP)!!  As we have discussed previously, BCP is known to promote healthy inflammatory processes, which makes it a promising treatment option for conditions like IBS and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

Additionally, beta-caryophyllene has been found to be gastro-protective and ideal for reducing inflammation in the intestines, which is a major cause of IBS. Studies have shown that beta-caryophyllene can interact with the same receptors as certain antidepressant medications, leading to reduced symptoms of stress. This makes it a promising treatment option for those who suffer from IBS as well as migraines and fibromyalgia, as these symptoms are strongly evident in people who have IBS.

Beta-caryophyllene has also been found to inhibit induced colitis as well as regulate the gut microbiota in mice through CB2 receptor activation.  Gotta love that CB2 activation!!!


  1. “Discover How Cannabis is Helping Relieve the Symptoms of IBS” – Veriheal link
  2. “Learn About Beta-Caryophyllene Terpene Benefits for Pets” – Earth Buddy Pet link
  3. “Terpenes and Inflammation” – Cornerstone Collective link
  4. “β-Caryophyllene Inhibits Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice through CB2 Receptor Activation and PPARγ Pathway” – PMC – NCBI link
  5. “Regulation of the Gut Microbiota and Inflammation by β-Caryophyllene Extracted from Cloves in a Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis Mouse Model” – PubMed link

Disclaimer:  The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only.  Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.

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