Found in many essential oils, e.g. hop oil. Flavouring agent
7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene is found in allspice. 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene is found in many essential oils, e.g. hop oil. 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene is a flavouring agent.
Beta-Myrcene Health Effects
- Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor
- Aldose reductase inhibitor
- Anti bacterial
- Anti convulsant
- Anti mutagenic
- Anti nitrosaminic
- Anti nociceptive
- Anti spasmodic
- Cancer preventive
- Cytochrome-P450-2B1 inhibitor
- Uses/Sources: Perfume chemicals and flavoring. Myrcene is the major constituent of oil of bay and hop which are used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages. Myrcene is also present in lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a plant widely used in Brazilian folk medicine. Recently, it was shown that myrcene is a very potent analgesic substance and might be an alternative to the already available analgesic drugs (T39, A2447).
- Health Effects: Health effects may include dermatitis (A334).
- Symptoms: Sneezing, itching, and increased nasal congestion (A334).
- Treatment: Monitor for respiratory distress in case of inhalation exposure. Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of room temperature water for at least 15 minutes. Administer symptomatic treatment as necessary. (T36)
- Route of Exposure: Dermal ; inhalation
- Carcinogenicity: No indication of carcinogenicity to humans (not listed by IARC).
- Toxicity: LD50: >5000.00 mg/kg (Oral, Rat) (L1203) LD50: >5000.00 mg/kg (Dermal, Rabbit) (L1203)
Mechanism of Action
|Target Name||Mechanism of Action||References|
|Tyrosinase||Myrcene inhibts Tyrosinase.||