Terpene Tip of the Day

Aaaaannnndddd we made it to Friday! Let’s see the benefits of Bisabolol! Have a great, relaxing weekend everyone!

Bisabolol – (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a fragrant chemical compound produced by the chamomile flower and other plants such as the candeia tree in Brazil. It is also produced by various cannabis strains. While it has long been widely used in the cosmetics industry, bisabolol has more recently become the subject of research for the medical benefits it displays in cannabis.

Bisabolol’s Effects and Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-irritant

  • Antioxidant

  • Anti-microbial

  • Analgesic

Like some other cannabis compounds and terpenes, alpha-bisabolol also appears to promote feelings of relaxation. That’s one reason many people claim chamomile tea can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. So, it seems alpha-bisabolol can be useful for treating conditions such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

Its calming properties also make it a useful ingredient in soothing skin preparations for both babies and adults. Alpha-bisabolol can be an effective antibiotic, and it also works synergistically with conventional antibiotic medications to boost their effectiveness. This means this terpene could be an effective treatment for infections caused by bacteria such as E. coli or Staphylococcus aureus.

Alpha-bisabolol can also reduce inflammation, and its extracts are widely used around the world as an anti-inflammatory and wound healer. This terpene seems to reduce the production of cytokines, proteins made by the immune system in response to inflammation. It also appears to downregulate the production of COX-2 enzymes, which are expressed at sites of inflammation throughout the body. These enzymes promote the production of hormones called prostaglandins, which are responsible for the pain and swelling that accompanies inflammation.

CBD Strains that are said to display high levels of bisabolol include Spectrum, Bubba Kush ‘Zoe’, CBG White and Sour Suver Haze.

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