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Terpene Profile: Bisabolol

As you dive into the cannabis experience, you’re almost guaranteed to discover the importance of terpenes, the fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. Among these, Bisabolol emerges as a terpene worthy of a second look, though it might not be as widely known as others.

This terpene has distinct qualities that add to the sensory and therapeutic aspects of cannabis. Understanding Bisabolol’s profile is the key to fine-tuning your experience for both flavor and effect.

Before you read on, brush up on your cannabis terpene knowledge.


Chamomile flowers growing wild.
Bisabolol is commonly found in chamomile.

What is Bisabolol?

Bisabolol, also known as α-Bisabolol (or levomenol), is a naturally occurring terpene found in the cannabis plant. It is also commonly found in the chamomile flower, from which it is most commonly derived and used traditionally for its soothing qualities.

Bisabolol is known for its delicate, sweet floral aroma, and its presence in cannabis is a mark of subtlety and depth. Chemically, its a sesquiterpene alcohol, which gives it a higher stability compared to other terpenes, contributing to its therapeutic potency.

Cookie Crasher plant in the grow room.
Bisabolol is one of the rarer major terpenes found in cannabis.

Bisabolol in Cannabis

In cannabis, Bisabolol contributes to the sensory experience and potential therapeutic effects. It’s not merely a component that influences smell; its presence suggests a more complex interaction with the plant’s cannabinoids.

Effects and Benefits of Bisabolol Terpene

Bisabolol is reputed for its anti-inflammatory properties, which could be instrumental in alleviating pain linked to inflammation. Additionally, its anti-microbial nature and soothing capabilities lend it a potential role in skincare, possibly aiding in reducing irritation and combating bacterial and fungal infections. When present in cannabis, it may enhance the plant’s inherent therapeutic effects, suggesting a synergistic relationship that merits further investigation.

The Entourage Effect and Bisabolol

Emerging research points to Bisabolol’s role in the entourage effect—a theory proposing that cannabinoids and terpenes act synergistically to modulate the overall effects of cannabis. Bisabolol’s interaction with other compounds in cannabis could potentially increase the efficacy of the plant’s cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, offering a more nuanced approach to relief and wellness.

How to Identify Bisabolol in Cannabis Products

Pinpointing Bisabolol in cannabis is a sensory experience. Strains high in this terpene often have a fine floral fragrance, with subtle hints of chamomile and/or sweet apple. Unlike the more robust and powerful scents associated with terpenes like Humulene, Bisabolol’s bouquet is more understated, offering a soothing aroma that’s easy on the senses.

For those seeking Bisabolol’s light touch, examining the label on lab-tested products is the only sure way to find it. These detailed terpene profiles will show the presence of Bisabolol among other terpenes. Revolution Cannabis provides this information, allowing users to make educated choices.

Bisabolol-rich Cannabis Strains

Certain cannabis strains are recognized for their high Bisabolol content. These strains are often sought after by those seeking a milder sensory experience or specific therapeutic benefits. Some strains in our catalog with higher levels include:


T&T Wanderlust Nug Shot
Wanderlust has a delicate floral aroma due to a higher bisabolol content.


Get Down with Wanderlust, an Indica-dominant hybrid that’s great for lazy afternoons and restless nights. All your cares will melt away as Wanderlust takes you on an inward journey. Grab a blanket and imagine funny shapes in the clouds, break out the watercolor set, or catch a matinee at the local cinema.

Reported Effects
Euphoria, Mood Elevation, Creativity

Diesel, Cakey, Lavender, Berries

London Pound Minntz x Jealousy

Top Terpenes
Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene, Linalool, Bisabolol

Bred by
Seed Junky Genetics

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A Buttermilk Biscuits Nug on a white background.
This strain has a unique terpene profile.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits is an award-winning hybrid strain from Tiki Madman. The result of crossing Biscotti x Pancake, this strain boasts a unique blend of terpenes that lends a vibrant flavor profile. Buttermilk Biscuits is great for relaxation and pain relief, providing a nice body buzz to help ease you into the evening.

Reported Effects
Relaxation, Pain Relief, Body Buzz, Sedation

Strain Tendency
50 Indica/ 50 Sativa

Vanilla, Cookie, Nutty, Peppery, Earthy

Biscotti x Pancake

Top Terpenes
Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene, Alpha-Humulene, Alpha-Bisabolol

Bred By
Tiki Madman

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Final Thoughts

Bisabolol is a rare and interesting terpene that enhances your experience with its gentle aroma and potential for health benefits. Though not fully understood, it plays an important role in the complexity of cannabis’s effects. Its a great example of the intricate relationship between terpenes and cannabinoids. Hopefully regulations will loosen on cannabis in the future to allow for more science and education on terpenes. In any case, the call for more research to inform consumption is loud and clear.


The Cannabis Terpenes

Health Benefits, and Therapeutic Potential of α-Bisabolol

General Cannabis FAQ

Cannabis, often referred to as marijuana, is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for various purposes, including medicine, textiles, and recreation. The plant contains compounds known as cannabinoids, with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) being the most well-known. THC is primarily responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects, while CBD is recognized for its potential therapeutic benefits without causing a “high.”

Many countries and U.S. states have decriminalized or legalized the use of marijuana for medical use, recreational, or both. The legal status changes frequently as legislation evolves.

In the U.S., states vote to regulate marijuana use on an individual basis. While it remains illegal at the federal level, numerous states have legalized it for medicinal and/or recreational use.

The following states have legalized medical, recreational, or both:

  • Alaska – Medical
  • Arizona – Legal
  • Arkansas – Medical
  • California – Legal
  • Colorado – Legal
  • Connecticut – Legal
  • Delaware – Legal
  • District of Columbia – Legal
  • Florida – Medical
  • Hawaii – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Illinois – Legal
  • Louisiana – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Maine – Legal
  • Maryland – Legal
  • Massachusetts – Legal
  • Michigan – Legal
  • Minnesota – Legal
  • Mississippi – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Missouri – Legal
  • Montana – Legal
  • Nevada – Legal
  • New Hampshire – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • New Jersey – Legal
  • New Mexico – Legal
  • New York – Legal
  • North Dakota – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Ohio – Medical (Possession decriminalized)
  • Oklahoma – Medical
  • Oregon – Legal
  • Pennsylvania – Medical
  • Rhode Island – Legal
  • South Dakota – Medical
  • Utah – Medical
  • Vermont – Legal
  • Virginia – Legal
  • Washington – Legal
  • West Virginia – Medical


Outside of the U.S., countries like The Netherlands, Canada, and, more recently, Thailand have legalized cannabis on a national level.

Always check local laws and regulations in your specific location.

In states where marijuana has been legalized, you can purchase products at licensed dispensaries. Revolution products are available at Enlightened, Revolution, and partner dispensaries in Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, and Maryland. Find a dispensary near you.

Keep in mind that dispensaries may cater to medical patients, recreational consumers, or both, depending on local laws.

Always ensure that you are buying from a reputable and licensed establishment to guarantee product quality and safety.

The effects of cannabis vary widely depending on the strain, dosage, method of consumption, an individual’s endocannabinoid system, and more.

Some commonly reported effects include:

Psychoactive Effects: Euphoria, mood elevation, cerebral stimulation, stress relief, calming effects, and relaxation.

Physical Effects: Pain relief, body buzz, anti-inflammation, anti-nausea, energy boost or sedation, and appetite stimulation

*Medical Benefits: Cannabis is believed to have a range of therapeutic effects and alleviation of symptoms related to conditions like epilepsy, PTSD, and more.

*Marijuana is not approved by the FDA to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The primary difference lies in their intended use:

Medical Cannabis: Used as a treatment and alleviation of symptoms for specific health conditions. Medical strains might be cultivated and processed to have higher CBD content or other therapeutic compounds. Medical cannabis requires a physician who usually prescribes or recommends it as a treatment option.

Recreational Cannabis: Used without a medical justification but for personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

The process varies from state to state but typically involves the following steps:

Doctor’s Recommendation: Schedule an appointment with a physician who is authorized to recommend medical marijuana. Discuss your health conditions and reasons for seeking cannabis as a treatment.

Application: Once you have a doctor’s recommendation, you’ll usually need to apply for a medical marijuana card through a designated state or country agency.

Proof & Identification: Provide necessary identification and proof of residency as required by your jurisdiction.

Fee Payment: Most jurisdictions require a fee for the application and issuance of a medical marijuana card.

Card Issuance: Once approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card, allowing you to purchase cannabis at designated medical dispensaries.

If you’d like more detailed information, please read our state-specific medical card guide here.