Bisabolol

Bisabolol is well-suited for recreational cannabis users who may enjoy its sweet, floral aroma. Patients, however, stand to benefit from bisabolol’s anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, and anti-microbial properties. For hundreds of years, bisabolol has been used in cosmetics as a soothing and scent-enhancing agent, but a lack of research regarding this terpene’s medicinal properties has limited its therapeutic applications. Thankfully, in 2009, two long awaited studies completed in Korea and Brazil definitively showed that bisabolol effectively reduced pain and inflammation in mice. A few years later, another study showed promise that bisabolol could be used as an antimicrobial agent in addition to being an anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive medication. The study confirmed tea tree oil as the more promising antimicrobial topical solution of the two, but when combined with bisabolol, its effects were strengthened. These findings led researchers to believe that bisabolol provides a synergistic effect that can strengthen the medicinal value of other terpenes.