Beta-Curcumene – Terpene Profile
Beta-Curcumene is an exotic sesquiterpene found in wild turmeric. Like other terpenes derived from the turmeric plant, beta-curcumene’s aromas of spice and ginger have made it a popular component in the fragrances and cosmetic industry. With a flavor profile of spice and slight bitterness, beta-curcumene is also often used to add a twist to both savory dishes and desserts. Over the centuries, beta-curumene has been hailed by traditional medicine practioners for the healing effect it can have on skin conditions, respiratory failure, and cardiovascular disease.
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-melanogenic, Anti-oxidant
Pharmacological activities of wild turmeric (Curcuma aromatica Salisb)
Sikha A, Harini A, Hegde Prakash L (2015)