Also known as Bisabolol, Honey-Scented Terpene
Its aroma gives a hint of spice or citrus.
One of the active ingredients in Chamomile commonly used to treat anxiety.
Alpha-Bisabolol was discovered in 1950-1951 where researchers found its high concentration in Chamomile and cannabis.
Alpha-Bisabolol is frequently used in dermatological and cosmetic products, such as makeup and shaving cream.
Alpha-Bisabolol encompass analgesic, anticancer and antibacterial properties.
Alpha-Bisabolol is a sesquiterpene with a floral fragrance similar to honey. It is found abundantly in chamomile (a traditional herb used for thousands of years to calm stomach ache and anxiety). As per the latest studies, Alpha-Bisabolol encompasses unique properties such as analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The presence of analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties makes it viable against infections and inflammation. Its ability to penetrate the skin makes it highly recommended for skin-care and cosmetics products.
Strains with high levels of Bisabolol
Super Sour D
ALPHA-BISABOLOL MEDICINAL BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory: Bisabolol is super soothing, it can reduce inflammation and irritation. Thus, making it ideal for skincare and cosmetic products.
Antimicrobial: alpha-bisabolol has shown antimicrobial potential against the halitosis-associated bacterium.
Antibiotic: alpha-bisabolol contains antibiotic properties, which is highly effective for its preventive and curative powers.
Antioxidant: Finding revealed that antilipid peroxidation and antioxidant properties in α-bisabolol has the potential to fight isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction.
Anticancer: α-bisabolol has antitumor effects. Its presence has shown decrease in cell proliferation against pancreatic cancer.
Anti-Anxiety and Anti-Depression: a-bisabolol in combination with cannabinoids have shown positive medicinal effects on patients with anxiety disorders.
Analgesic Properties: Though the research is not constructive, it is believed that analgesic properties in alpha bisabolol may impact GABA receptors in the brain, which can induce relaxation and can relieve pain without altering sensory awareness or blocking the transmission of nerve impulses.
Gastro-protective effects: Bisabolol could protect the digestive system from getting damaged. Many experts of pharma industry have compared Bisabolol with diclofenac (medication that protect against gastric injuries).
SOURCE OF ALPHA-BISABOLOL
α-bisabolol is mainly found in the German Chamomile. However, its global production comes from the 12-Year-Old Candeia Tree. A large tree can yield approximately 11kg of Candeia oil. For this reason, the world is facing scarcity of naturally produced bisabolol. Even though a synthetic variant of alpha bisabolol is available in the market, the natural version is always in high demand.
1 kg of naturally extracted bisabolol contains 950g active bisabolols. This is way better than synthetic bisabolol because 1 kg of synthetic bisabolol contains about 500g or less active bisabolol.