The primary source of this colorless sesquiterpene is German chamomile. Therefore it has a pleasant light floral odor and has been shown to have anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. Furthermore, it has been shown to help improve sleep quality. Terpene α-Bisabolol is well suited for skin care products and can be useful in sensitive skin and child/baby products as a soothing ingredient. 

Found in Chamomile

Medicinal qualities:


(-)-α-Bisabolol attenuates visceral nociception and inflammation in mice.

Leite Gde, O., Leite, L. H., Sampaio Rde, S., Araruna, M. K., de Menezes, I. R., da Costa, J. G., & Campos, A. R. (2011)

Effect of (-)-α-Bisabolol on the Inflammatory Response in Systemic Infection Experimental Model in C57BL/6 Mice.

Cavalcante HAO, Silva-Filho SE, Wiirzler LAM, Cardia GFE, Uchida NS1, Silva-Comar FMS, Bersani-Amado CA1, Cuman RKN (2019)


Enhance sleep

The effects of chamomile extract on sleep quality among older adults: A clinical trial:

Adib-Hajbaghery, M., & Nesa Mousavi, S. (2017)



Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of (−)-α-bisabolol in rodents.

Moura Rocha, N. F., Vasconcelos Rios, E. R., Rodrigues Carvalho, A. M., Cerqueira, G. S., de Araújo Lopes, A., Moreira Leal, L. K. A., Dias, M. L., de Sousa, D. P., & de Sousa, F. C. F. (2011)

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