Contributed by Dr. Damian Rodriguez, DHSc, MS
With all of the excitement around Copaiba, you may have heard of beta-caryophyllene. But did you know that beta-caryophyllene can also be found in Black Pepper, Clove, Melissa, and Rosemary essential oils? Keep reading to learn about the benefits behind this powerful constituent.
Beta-caryophyllene is a bicyclic sesquiterpene. A sesquiterpene is made up of 15 carbon atoms and 24 hydrogen atoms. Sesquiterpenes can have a straight chain backbone, one ring, or, as is the case for beta-caryophyllene, two rings. This is why beta-caryophyllene is considered bicyclic. (To learn more, check out the doTERRA Chemistry Handbook.)
While there’s still much to be learned about beta-caryophyllene, scientific research has discovered some great potential benefits.
Given the variety of benefits beta-caryophyllene has to offer, you may be wondering how to add this powerful natural compound to your routine. Check out the list below for some possible ideas.
As one of the main chemical constituents in many essential oils, beta-caryophyllene has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for some added cardiovascular support* or wanting to boost the cleansing power of your homemade cleaner, beta-caryophyllene has you covered. What is your favorite way to use beta-caryophyllene?
doTERRA science blog articles are based on a variety of scientific sources. Many of the referenced studies are preliminary and further research is needed to gain greater understanding of the findings. Some articles offer multiple views on general health topics and are not the official position of doTERRA. Consult your healthcare provider before making changes to diet or exercise.