Here at Medicine Box we are huge believers in transparency: everyone deserves to know what they’re putting into their body.
With that in mind, we wanted to share the lab report from the oil we’ve been putting into our chocolate truffles from our previous line. (Full disclosure: I edited the image to remove some personal information. It now says “Tested for Medicine Box” but everything else is untouched.)
What I find most interesting is the terpene results. The three most prominent terpenes in our Afgoo oil are bisabolol, caryophyllene oxide and beta-caryophyllene, and alpha humulene. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in a wide variety of plants; they contribute scent, flavor, and color, and some even have medicinal or therapeutic properties. Over 200 different varieties of terpenes have been found in cannabis and their unique profile can be used to identify individual cannabis strains.
It pairs well with both dark and white chocolate, honey, lemon, and tea.
Beta Caryophyllene and Caryophyllene Oxide
Caryophyllene oxide is the oxidation product of beta-Caryophyllene. They have a hoppy, spicy flavor and can be found in hops, black pepper, cloves, basil, and oregano. That’s an interesting variety of potential flavor pairings, which makes cooking with these terpenes ridiculously fun.
Caryophyllenes show evidence of being anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory. There’s also evidence that low doses can help treat anxiety and depression.