Bisabolol (also known as a-bisabolol or levomenol) is one of many aromatic terpenes found in cannabis. It has a sweet, floral smell and is found in highest concentrations in chamomile and the bark of Brazil’s candeia tree. Bisabolol has been used in cosmetics for centuries for its skin-soothing abilities. Scientists now know that it also has anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
The health and beauty industries primarily use bisaolol in topical formulas like skin cream, shampoo and lotions. It promotes healing, reduces irritation, fights bacteria and even helps prevent sun damage.
Bisabolol also facilitates the absorption of other compounds, making it an important participant in the synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes.
It can be found in strains like Harle-Tsu, Headband and AC-DC.