Ready for another Terpene Tuesday? Let’s take a look at bisabolol. This terpene is no secret to the cosmetics industry and shouldn’t be to you.
The Alpha in the Room
Bisabolol, also called alpha-bisabolol or levomenol, is a lightly fragrant terpene with floral aromatics. Fitting, as it is most commonly found in chamomile, specifically German chamomile. It can also be found in the Brazilian candeia tree, and of course, cannabis. This terpene has caught the attention of both the cosmetics industry and the medical field for its many perceived benefits.
What’s the Tea?
Humans have unknowingly benefitted from bisabolol for hundreds of years. As an essential oil found in chamomile, bisabolol is a large component of chamomile tea, an herbal remedy used to treat a wide range of maladies for centuries. In the last century, however, bisabolol has been isolated from the flower and the cosmetics industry has taken full advantage. It can be found in make-up, moisturizers, eye creams, sunscreen and anti-aging treatments. Want to look as fresh as a young, spring flower (and smell like one too)? Bisabolol can help with that.
Pain, Pain Go Away
In addition to making you look good, bisabolol can play a serious role in making you feel good too. It’s an anti-irritant and has anti-inflammatory qualities, specifically on the skin. Combined with tea tree oil, it can help combat halitosis. Better breath and rosier skin? Yes, please.
Bisabolol is also analgesic, meaning it can relieve pain. Researchers are still studying its effects but are particularly interested in bisabolol’s role in relieving chemotherapy pain. Not only that, but it can inhibit the growth of or outright kill cancer cells.
Strains High in Bisabolol
In addition to the strains below, you can find bisabolol in many cannabis-infused topicals.
- OG Shark
- Harle Tsu
- Pink Kush
And That’s the Tea
Whether you sip bisabolol in your tea, apply it through your face cream or smoke it in cannabis, this sweet, floral terpene is bountiful in benefits.
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