Featuring a pleasant, floral aroma, the bisabolol terpene is rich with natural properties. Learn all about this amazing terpene in our latest guide!
Hemp offers fascinating cannabinoids like CBD, THC, and CBG, but to truly appreciate plants in the cannabis family, looking beyond the cannabinoids is important. Cannabinoids may be the rockstars of the pheno-makeup of cannabis-family plants, but other compounds like aromatic terpenes may be quietly just as important. The plants within the cannabis species may host more than 120 identified terpenes, with bisabolol being one of them.
The bisabolol terpene is hard to miss—it offers this telltale floral aroma with a sweet fragrance similar to something like honey or chamomile. If the hemp you’re smoking produces a sweet floral fragrance, chances are it is bisabolol you’re experiencing. While a nice flowery aroma is always nice when it comes to hemp flower, this terpene may have more value to offer.
What Is Bisabolol?
The bisabolol terpene, which may also be referred to as alpha bisabolol or simply BISA, is one of the many terpenes in cannabis plants. Scientifically, bisabolol is referred to as a monocyclic sesquiterpene. This terpene is not usually present in concentrations quite as high as others like pinene or beta myrcene, but cannabis is actually one of the few types of plants the terpene can be found in. The highest concentrations of alpha-bisabolol are present in chamomile. On the contrary, beta-bisabolol is found in other plants like cotton and even corn.
Bisabolol has been examined for a number of therapeutic effects because of its presence in chamomile. You can find this terpene hanging out in a range of cosmetics, natural skincare products, and more. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has concluded that this particular terpene is safe for use in personal care products and cosmetics after analyzing the wealth of scientific data available. And, the Food and Drug Administration has classified the terpene as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Bisabolol Terpene and the Endocannabinoid System
Bisabolol has a number of researched therapeutic effects. However, this particular terpene has not been pointed out as one that interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ways in which BISA gets processed by the body can vary depending on how the terpene is used. However, researchers do propose that taking bisabolol terpenes with cannabinoids may actually support the action of the cannabinoids like CBD. This synergistic action is often referred to as the entourage effect.
The Potential Bisabolol Benefits
Bisabolol is most noteworthy for its potential therapeutic effects for the skin, but this terpene also has a number of other promising benefits upon closer inspection.
The anti-inflammatory properties of bisabolol have been looked at pretty extensively by researchers because the terpene has primarily been touted as its ability to soothe skin irritations and inflammation. However, when taken internally, bisabolol may also curb inflammation in the body. Researchers established that the terpene may help with some pretty alarming types like pulmonary inflammation.
Bisabolol seems to offer both bactericidal and fungicidal actions. To date, the terpene has been tested and found to be effective against some of the most common fungal infections and bacterial infections.
If you’ve ever been prescribed a warm cup of chamomile tea for a tummyache, you probably could guess that bisabolol could have gastroprotective properties. The terpene has been shown in animal studies to help protect the lining of the gastrointestinal system from ulcers.
Chamomile has long been known to offer calming effects, and bisabolol is the terpene to thank for that effect. The terpene may act as both a relaxing agent for bodily systems and a relaxing agent for the mind, offering a mild calming effect to counteract anxious feelings or thoughts.
High Bisabolol Hemp Strains
A number of hemp strains have an attractive level of bisabolol, and you can often sense the terpene’s presence with a hemp’s calming effects. For example, Jack Herer, Sour Space Candy, and Fire OG are some good hemp strains to consider for a nice floral, calming touch of BISA. In the cannabis family in general, you can find higher levels of bisabolol in strains like Master and Pink Kush or Harle-Tsu.
Enjoy the Natural Properties of Bisabolol with TIMBR Organics
If you were to walk through a cannabis shop, chances are you could point out bisabolol cannabis or hemp by the sweet, flowery fragrance.
With potential therapeutic bisabolol effects, seeking out this terpene is well worth the effort—you won’t be disappointed!
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This article is not intended to serve as a substitute for advice or consultation from a certified doctor or health professional. Before trying CBD or hemp flower products, it is strongly advised to conduct your own research and consult with a licensed doctor. While the World Health Organization considers cannabidiol to be “generally well tolerated with a good safely profile,” more research is needed to properly evaluate the safety and efficacy of CBD for general use.
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