β-amyrin is found in hemp fibres and hempseed oil, has varied activity:1,2

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-neoplastic


  1. Vázquez, L.H., Palazon, J. & Navarro-Ocaña, A. The Pentacyclic Triterpenes,-amyrins: A Review of Sources and Biological Activities. in Phytochemicals-A Global Perspective of Their Role in Nutrition and Health (InTech, 2012).[]
  2. Moses, T., Pollier, J., Thevelein, J.M. & Goossens, A. Bioengineering of plant (tri) terpenoids: from metabolic engineering of plants to synthetic biology in vivo and in vitro. New Phytol. 200, 27–43 (2013).[]
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