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What is BIsabolol? All About The Bisabolol Terpene

Today's Terpene: Bisabolol

alpha Bisabolol with flowers and white background

Bisabolol is a terpene you may not hear about as much because it rarely occurs in very high perecentages. Bisabolol by definition is a sesquiterpene and these terpenes tend to be less volatile and fragrant than many of the more familiar monoterpenes like Limonene and Myrcene.

Bisabolol terpene chemical structure

As a matter of fact, the main time you hear about alpha-Bisabolol is in the context of flavorless terpene products like SERVM or the many other spin-offs of this product. The reason for this is because Bisabolol is almost entirely odorless making it a useful tool to control viscosity of oils. It is much thicker than most terpenes and if you were to smell it you will recognize very little odor in a high-purity sample of alpha Bisabolol. Some describe it as floral, green, or even peppery like the other major sesquiterpene in cannabis, beta-Caryophyllene. However, when used in extremely low percentages as most people do, Bisabolol and other members of the Bisabolene family is said to have little-to-no discernible impact on taste or aroma.


Strains high in bisabolol

What is Bisabolol Good For?

In nature, Bisabolol occurs in a wide variety of plants and is perhaps most known for it's occurrence in chamomile. Chamomile tea has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and the presence of natural Bisabolol is believed to be one of the components that contribute to this. There is limited scientific understanding of Bisabolol and other terpenes and their interactions with the endocannabinoid system.