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Bisabolol, more formally alpha-Bisabolol, is a monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol.

Other names


Molecular formula

C15 H26 O

Molar mass

222.37 g

Physical state



soluble in ethanol, insoluble in water


This terpene is an essential compound in the oil of the true chamomile, which is traditionally used as a medicinal plant.

Medicinal properties

alpha-Bisabolol has a soothing, regenerating and calming effect on the skin. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and, according to some studies, antifungal. Other potential applications include inflammation of the digestive tract, stomach, and intestinal ulcers as well as cystitis.

anti-inflammatory antimicrobial antimycotic sedative