Terpenes (1)

Here we will cover some basic info about various Terpenes common to Cannabis but first... just in case you are now wondering What is a Terpene you ask? Lets give you the simplest way to know what they are and how they are grouped

  1. All Terpenes are formed from Isoprene. Isoprene is 5 carbon atoms long and every Terpene is basically made from this building block, think of Isoprene being a Lego Block.
  2. Just like lego's these units can be grouped together but they will always be 5,10,15,20,25 or 30 carbon molecules long. They may have additional Hydrogen and or Oxygen molecules attached also but Terpenes are by example..
Hydrocarbons or as I call them, aromatic hydrocarbons.
And Terpenoids are just Terpenes that have been oxidized meaning they have the addition of one or more Oxygen molecules.

So a Isoprene is the smallest Terpene with just 5 carbon atoms. Think of Isoprene being like a Stem Cell or a Lego Block.

Basically its the building block for all the other Terpene’s and Terpenoids. And 5 is the magic number

  1. A Hemiterpene is 5 Carbon Atoms so it contains 1 Isoprene unit.
  2. A Monoterpene is 10 Carbon Atoms or 2 Isoprene units.
  3. A Sesquiterpenes is 15 Carbon Atoms or 3 Isoprene units.
  4. A Diterpene is 20 Carbon Atoms or 4 Isoprene units.
  5. A Sesterterpenes is 25 Carbon Atoms or 5 Isoprene units, these are somewhat more rare actually.
  6. A Triterpene is 30 Carbon Atoms or 6 Isoprene units.
Monday, 20 November 2017 07:42

Alpha Bisabolol

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chamomile tea 333x250Alpha Bisabolol also known as levomenol, is a natural monocyclic sesquiterpene.

I know, that is a mouthful and most like way over everyone's head... Terpenes are made in groupings of (5) carbon atoms. 

So a Sesquiterpene is basically 3 lego blocks in size, meaning they are defined by their grouping of 15 carbon atoms. Basically its an assembly of 3 isoprene units with oxygen attached making them isoprenoid units. 

Alpha Bisabolol has a mild, floral, peppery odor and it is the major active component of Chamomile. It has long been used in cosmetics for its anti-inflammatory, healing, soothing, and anti-microbial properties. Alpha Bisabolol is well suited for use in skin care preparations and can be useful in both sensitive skin and child/baby products as a soothing active. It has the following benefits.

  • Shown to induce apoptosis in models of leukemia.
  • Enhance skin absorption of various molecules. 
  • Strong wound healing capabilities.
  • Natural deodorant replacement abilities.
  • Heals wounds
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Antioxidant
  • Neuroprotectant

 211px Bisabolol Line Structure

May also help in protecting specific neurons and fighting against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • SYNERGY: Synergistic effects with other CANNABINOIDS 

  • Analgesic - CBG, CBD


  • Floral, Herb-Like
  • Fragrant Flavor
  • Soft
  • Coconut
  • Fruity
  • Nutty


  • Chamomile
  • Candeia Tree

Strains with Alpha Bisabolol

  • Ghost OG. 
  • LA OG
  • Grape Stomper
  • MTF
  • Diamond Girl
  • AMS

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