How to store cannabis flowers?

Cannabis flowers are sensitive natural products. Phytocannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and other secondary plant compounds, especially terpenes and flavonoids, are important for the medicinal effect. These components can react with the environment under the influence of light, heat, moisture and oxygen. In addition to loss of effect, cannabis can mold if […]

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Cancer and Cannabis: the state of pre-clinical research

Cannabinoids are already used for cancerous diseases to relieve symptoms such as pain, vomiting from chemotherapy and anorexia. Preclinical studies on animals and cultures of cancer cells increasingly show that cannabinoids have an anticarcinogenic effect, therefore, they also fight cancer. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in tumor defense, from which therapeutic effects for phytocannabinoids […]

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How does cannabis work in our body?

Our body has its own cannabinoid system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The main function of this system is to maintain or restore balance (homeostasis) in the body. The components of this ECS are distributed throughout the organism. In addition to receptors and enzymes, the ECS also includes endogenous ligands called endocannabinoids.  This is where […]

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Cannabis for sleep disorders

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) controls many bodily functions such as pain perception, memory, and sleep. An analysis by Canadian researchers of 24,189 user data from the cannabis app Strainprint showed significant relief from insomnia. Discomfort decreased by more than half. Indica-dominant cannabis strains, which contain mainly psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), were preferred. Sleep disorders – widespread […]

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Burnout CBD

News: Burnout and exhaustion – CBD can help

The corona pandemic is a major challenge for the whole world. Health workers who treat severely ill COVID 19 patients on a daily basis are under particular psychological strain. Many suffer from emotional exhaustion and burnout. Depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also occur – with potentially major consequences for the […]

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peripheral diabetic neuropathy

News: CBD for pain in peripheral diabetic neuropathy (DNP) in the foot

Diabetes patients often suffer from peripheral diabetic neuropathy (DNP). This disease causes painful nerve damage to the hands and feet, which can often be controlled insufficiently with medication or only in combination with severe side effects. An American research team found in a double-blind study that non-psychotropic cannabidiol (CBD) is an effective drug with few […]

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News: Survey – Cannabis more often a substitute for other medicines

Many diseases such as depression, pain or epilepsy are treated with established prescription drugs. However the complaints are often insufficiently alleviated or side effects occur. A Danish survey shows that cannabis can replace other medicines with better efficacy and tolerability: many of the participants were able to discontinue other medicines or reduce the dose. Painkillers, […]

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