Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Officially called Alpha-Bisabolol, Bisabolol is a cannabis
terpene. Chamomile flowers generally create it. This terpene is popular for its
sweet and light flowery fragrance. Further, it might help due to its analgesic,
anti-irritant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its
testified skin-healing nature, manufacturers use them in cosmetics for hundreds
of years now.
Many variants of Brazilian Candeia Tree, Chamomile and
cannabis produce this monocyclic sesquiterpenoid alcohol. Bisabolol in addition
to its use in the cosmetic industry, this terpene has the following properties
- Anti-inflammatory: The topical application of
Bisabolol in the skin might help with bringing down skin inflammation. So, it
might treat inflammatory skin conditions like hives and dermatitis.
- Anti-microbial: Bacterial oral conditions like
halitosis may cure when Bisabolol is combined with tea tree oil and used. For
instance, it might help with getting rid of bacteria that cause bad breath.
- Anti-irritant: You might have experienced that
chamomile tea soothes your sore throat. In the same way, Bisabolol might have a
similar effect on the skin. However, some studies suggest that Bisabolol cannot
address skin irritation.
- Analgesic: During chemotherapy treatment in
cancer patients, Bisabolol might help with pain relief.