Bisabolol: The calming essence in cannabis
Bisabolol, also known as Levomenol, is a natural active ingredient that can be found not only in chamomile, but also as an ingredient in some cannabis strains. In the world of cannabis, it is valued for its anti-inflammatory, calming and antimicrobial properties.
What is Bisabolol?
Bisabolol is a monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol that occurs naturally in plants such as chamomile and certain cannabis varieties. It is known for its mild, sweet-floral scent and its clear to slightly yellowish appearance.
The role of bisabolol in cannabis
In cannabis, bisabolol contributes to the aroma and therapeutic properties of certain strains. It is believed that bisabolol serves as a protection against microorganisms and insects in the plant. For humans, it offers potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, making it an interesting ingredient for medical cannabis applications.
Alpha and beta bisabolol: natural or synthetic?
There are two forms of bisabolol: α-bisabolol, which is obtained directly from natural sources such as chamomile oil or cannabis, and β-bisabolol, a synthetic variant. While α-bisabolol is known for its high effectiveness, β-bisabolol offers improved skin tolerance and reduced allergenic potential.
Areas of application of bisabolol in the cannabis context
Bisabolol is gaining attention in the cannabis industry, particularly in products that rely on its calming and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an ingredient in some CBD oils and creams aimed at relieving skin irritation, pain, and inflammation.
A look into the future
As interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabis and its components increases, bisabolol continues to gain importance. Research suggests that when combined with other cannabinoids and terpenes, it may have synergistic effects that enhance its effects.