Updated January 20, 2021
ˈbisəˌbȯl-ȯl | Noun
Bisabolol or more formally α-(−)-bisabolol.
For cannaseurs, terpenes are the parts of the plant that give cannabis its unique smell, flavor, and even effects. There are over 200 known terpenes found in the cannabis plant, none of them are the same, and all differ from each other. More than some think THC content affects your high.
This terpene is not as commonly found in cannabis as other terpenes and is most abundantly found naturally in essential oil, German chamomile as well as the bark of the Candeia (Vanillosmopsis erythroplasia) tree of Brazil.
Giving off its well-known, light, fresh floral aromas and flavors. Bisabolol belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sesquiterpenoids.
What Health Benefits Does Bisabolol Have?
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Colorless, thick oily liquid, making it the perfect consistency for use in cosmetics such as skincare and creams.
Having anti-inflammatory properties proven by science early on, bisabolol works magic on acne, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, and similar conditions associated with frequent skin irritations.
And in 2009, α-bisabolol was identified as a major constituent of Salvia runcinata essential oil, a plant indigenous to South Africa. The use of α-bisabolol or bisabolol-rich oil as an anti-inflammatory agent is ubiquitous.
Bisabolol has demonstrated the unique ability to increase the absorption of other medicinal molecules by the dermal layers of the skin.
It has also shown that bisabolol calms the skin after exposure to UV rays and tones down sunburns and redness.