While never the most predominant terpene in any hemp cultivar, you can depend upon bisabolol to do its job effectively. When examining lab reports, you may see this terpene described as either α-bisabolol (alpha-bisabolol) or levomenol. In the final summary though, it’s not the name that matters but the performance of the terpene.
Bisabolol is a colorless, viscous oil. This sesquiterpene, like most terpenes, is capable of providing different wellness benefits. Sesquiterpenes are generally known for promoting immunity support while also producing a sense of calmness.
While this terpene only appears in a couple of plant species (besides hemp and cannabis), it seems reliable and effective when it comes to distributing positive properties.
Where Bisabolol Originates
Not identified until the 20th century, bisabolol has been isolated as sesquiterpene alcohol from the following sources:
- Candeia tree (Vanillosmopsis erythropappa)
- German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla or Matricaria recutita)
- Smyrniopsis aucheri (Apiaceae)
The Candeia tree is found in the tropical savanna ecoregion in Brazil. Indigenous peoples of South America have used the essential oil from this tree to heal wounds. It was also used for its pain-detecting properties.
Chamomile is a popular species that is popular in tea. German chamomile is an annual plant (the other popular chamomile is Roman chamomile) is a perennial plant. German chamomile is used as a flavoring, as well as an ingredient in cosmetics, mouthwashes, and soaps.
Apiaceae may seem less familiar but are part of the carrot, celery, and parsley family. The native range of this robust perennial plant with thick resinous roots extends from Eastern Mediterranean through Iran.
Flavors and Fragrances
Considering the varied sources of bisabolol (a Brazilian tree, a German flower, and a member of the carrot family), you shouldn’t be surprised to find different flavors and fragrances emanating from this terpene.
The major tastes and aromas that bisabolol produces are:
- Citrus hints
- Spice hints
This unusual bouquet makes this terpene well-suited for a variety of ingredients. In particular, the herbal aspects make flavoring dishes a new adventure for meals and your taste buds!
Bisabolol may have been around for ages but scientists only recently discovered its presence. This means ongoing research is just starting to uncover potential health benefits related to this sesquiterpene. Early results appear to show this terpene offers myriad wellness possibilities. This is likely due to the widely different plant sources that produce bisabolol!
Initial research results have proved promising and exciting, including potential benefits such as:
- Anti-Inflammatory – many sesquiterpenes found in hemp flower cultivars appear to offer this wellness benefit
- Anti-Irritant – itching and irritated skin may get relief by using bisabolol
- Antimicrobial – stopping the growth or spread of microorganisms ranging from bacteria to fungi is the first step to healing from nasty infections
- Increased Absorption – bisabolol is a popular ingredient in cosmetics because it can help other ingredients penetrate deeper
- Panthenol Rich – this important B vitamin aids in healing and moisturizing damaged hair and skin
Adding bisabolol in the form of quality hemp flower products to your wellness regimen is a sensible and possibly beneficial addition.
That makes the next step clear and logical: find products containing bisabolol!
Fern Valley Farms Products with Bisabolol
Fortunately, with our super search function, finding products with bisabolol is pretty easy! That’s because most of our product descriptions list all the included terpenes.
First, click the magnifying glass icon at the top right of this page. Next, type in “bisabolol” and press enter for a fast and accurate list of pages mentioning “bisabolol.”
You will find plenty of products in the search results. Click the products of most interest to you to find what other terpenes beyond bisabolol are included. The entire list of terpenes makes up the terpene profile that identifies potential effects you may experience upon consumption.
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Interested in learning more about terpenes? Our series of Terpene Talks is the perfect springboard for expanding your knowledge!