Modified on: 13/01/2023
What are the beneficial properties of this terpene
As the great cannabis enthusiast (or fan) that you are, you probably don’t miss a single opportunity to discover something new about this plant. Among the most interesting aspects of hemp is certainly its various properties. Within its organic composition, however, there are several elements, each of which has certain effects.
One of these elements is bisabolol, and in the following lines you will find out what it is, what its main properties are and in which products it is used.
Bisabolol: what it is and where it is found
No wonder that when you first heard the name bisabolol you thought of a tongue twister or a distant relative of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs. Behind such a funny and peculiar name, however, there is a very important terpene that is used in various fields. In case you didn’t know, terpenes are organic compounds produced by plants and some insects.
Bisabolol is well known among cannabis lovers and enthusiasts. In some genetics of this plant, it is possible to find this terpene. In addition to being present in plants born from the germination of cannabis seeds, bisabolol is one of the most famous derivatives of chamomile and is a characteristic element of candeia, a tree that grows in Brazil. Endowed with an unmistakable aroma that smells of chamomile (not surprisingly), apple and honey, this terpene can be created synthetically.
But beyond the uniqueness of its name and the plants in which it is found, bisabolol is best known for its many beneficial properties. Let’s find out what they are.
The positive effects of bisabolol
In the world of cosmetics, bisabolol is quite famous as it is used extensively in the composition of various products. The reason? It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties for the skin. However, the most interesting properties of this terpene are its therapeutic ones. And they are not few.
Let’s start with the analgesic ones. According to several scientific studies, bisabolol is said to be an excellent painkiller capable of reducing both pain sensations and inflammatory processes, particularly those on the skin. A 2016 study also highlighted the supposed efficacy of this terpene in the treatment of kidney injuries and their prevention thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Bisabolol’s characteristics would also include its ability to protect the digestive system, to have antifungal and antibacterial actions, and to have an antimicrobial effect useful in the treatment of halitosis (not by chance, this terpene is often present in oral hygiene products such as toothpaste and mouthwashes).
But that’s not all! Some researchers claim that taking bisabolol promotes relaxation and is very useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Scientific research has also shown encouraging results regarding the ability of this terpene to inhibit the growth of ovarian, prostate, skin and breast cancer cells.
In short, bisabolol is the focus of several studies and it would be no surprise if new properties and fields of application emerge in the next few years. And on this subject, let’s see what products it is used in.
How bisabolol is used
Whether extracted from the cannabis plant or chamomile or produced synthetically, bisabolol is used in a variety of products. As mentioned earlier, this terpene is used in cosmetics, especially in skin care products such as sun creams, lotions and oils.
Another product in which bisabolol may be present among the ingredients is CBD oil. That’s right, an extract of cannabis is added to an extract of one of the most important active ingredients in it. Supplementing CBD oil with this terpene is intended to amplify the relaxing and soothing effects typical of cannabidiol. Terpenes (including bisabolol) are also included in some electronic cigarette liquids, mainly to enhance aromatic performance.
And on the subject of aromas, you should know that this molecule often plays a starring role in aromatherapy sessions, thanks to its relaxing and sedative effects.
As you have discovered from reading this article, bisabolol is a very aromatic terpene with many beneficial properties for the body. However, if you are passionate about cannabis, likely, your interest is not limited to theory but also includes practice. Many hemp enthusiasts collect marijuana inflorescences and seeds, and at SensorySeeds you can find plenty of auto-flowering seed genetics, feminized seeds and fast flowering seeds.