Bisabolol, also known as α--bisabolol or levomenol, is a terpene found in many popular cannabis strains. It’s one of those quiet players that no one really talks about, but that actually makes a big impact on its host. Bisabolol’s soothing effect has made the terpene an increasing source of interest as cannabis users desire to know more about what they’re using, whether that be in flower, tinctures, edibles, or lotions.
In the vast world of medical cannabis, you’ll find bisabolol present in all of these forms, and as a specialized extract such as our Alpha-Bisabolol terpene isolate. With our product, it is not necessary to experience the psychedelic effects of THC to benefit from bisabolol. Abstrax harvests the power of terpenes to make their benefits easily available, and through our blog, we break down the properties and perks of the many terpenes. Bisabolol is one of the most soothing -- and in our opinion, underrated -- of the cannabis terpenes. Here’s the breakdown on where you’ll find it and why you may have just found your new alpha.
What is bisabolol, exactly?
Bisabolol is the primary constituent of the essential oil from Myoporum crassifoliun and German chamomile --since you totally wanted to know that -- and is a colorless oil.
Another fun tidbit for those really looking to nerd out -- the chemical formula of Bisabolol is C15H26O. Terpene isolates, which are one component of essential oils, are major components of many cannabis strains and act alongside the cannabinoids THC and CBD to offer strains unique distinguishing characteristics and personalities. We’re not going to quiz you, so don’t feel pressured to write that down. To put it In the world of fairy tales, bisabolol likely wouldn’t be one of the seven dwarfs but rather the offspring of Sleepy and Happy.
Where this terpene does deserve to grab some attention, however, is due to its sweet floral aroma. It hits the nose like a flower and the mind like a soft cushion, helping users to relax and potentially offering some notable medical benefits. In addition to being found in the cannabis strains below, It is also used as a major component in cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care product, often because It is organic in nature. You’ll find it in most prevalent in Sativa strains, as well as in a number other plants.
Our Alpha-Bisabolol product is extracted from German Chamomile and has hints of woody, floral, and earthy undertones.
Cannabis Families with Abundant Bisabolol
To identify and find strains rich in bisabolol, sniff strains which are listed as offering a sweet, floral aroma same like chamomile. Terpene amounts vary from harvest to harvest, but some strains are consistent in producing elevated levels – specifically strains in the Headband and Kush families. The strain having the highest level of bisabolol is NYC Diesel, followed by Kali Mist.
If you’re into flower and want to experience bisabolol firsthand, check out one of these strains:
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Black Lime
- Gold Country Afgoo
- Master Kush
- Pink Kush
- OG Shark
- Sour Diesel
Bisabolol Terpene boasts a delicately sweet and floral aroma in the cannabis strain where it is most highly prominent. When combined with cannabinoids, bisabolol enhances the synergistic healing and calming nature of the cannabis, which is known as the Entourage Effect according to Wired. Many skin care products use Bisabolol because it is rich in panthenol, a chemical substance built of pantothenic acid, and a vitamin B5 form, as noted by brands such as Lamav.
It is also commonly found in Chamomile products and sometimes in sage, plants that have been used for ages to help heal wounds and treat a number of other ailments. It has also been used in traditional medicines since ancient times to treat sunburn, skin irritations, and mild burns.
In all likelihood, you’re not going to rub bisabolol extract on a sunburn. With Alpha-Bisabolol, you’ll notice the aroma and effects of the extract help to encourage a soothing feeling of relaxation. When you come home after a long day, that might just be reason enough to give it a try.