Bisabolene | Noun
- Bisabolene is a colorless oily sesquiterpene C15H24 from cyclohexene and found in many essential oils. Terpenes are what give cannabis its unique aroma and flavor. Bisabolene, along with the other cannabis terpenes, is secreted by the plant’s glands. These glands are also where the plant produces its cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Bisabolene is a sesquiterpene, rather than a monoterpene, and is also present in many essential oils, including lemon and oregano. All strains of cannabis have their own distinctive terpene profile composition. Some strains may contain abundant bisabolene and others may contain only trace amounts. Bisabolene and the other terpenes are manufactured and secreted by the cannabis plant in its glandular trichomes as a survival mechanism. When the plant receives ample light, it tends to produce abundant terpenes.