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Ulcerative colitis and medicinal cannabis

Many studies point to the medical potential of the cannabis plant. Among other things, its ingredients are said to have a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect, which could be beneficial in the chronic disease ulcerative colitis. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While ulcerative colitis only inflames the rectum […]

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Multiple sclerosis: treatment with medical cannabis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. The neurological disease progresses episodically, and symptoms may vary. While standard therapies can reduce the frequency and duration of relapses, drug therapies are not free of severe side effects. Medical cannabis provides a complementary therapy option low on side effects, to alleviate various […]

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HIV-positive and still living life to the fullest

In Western industrialized nations, the “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” – AIDS for short – is no longer a death sentence. The disease is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and can be well controlled with medication: Those who receive timely and regular treatment with antiviral agents can now expect an average life expectancy with […]

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Fewer migraine attacks due to phytocannabinoids

Raging headaches, usually on one side, and sensitivity to light: migraine patients can tell you a thing or two about it. They often spend many years searching for the right acute medication and appropriate attack prophylaxis. Medical cannabis is also used in this context. So far, the available studies are rather meager. An Israeli patient […]

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Cannabis-based medicines have best benefit-safety profile

An international team of researchers compared three cannabinoid therapies with six non-cannabis-based medicines. The drugs were assessed according to their risk-benefit ratio for the treatment of chronic nerve pain in adults. The result: although cannabinoids are inferior to the drugs amitriptyline, duloxetine and gabapentin in terms of pain relief, cannabis-based drugs improve quality of life […]

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Flavonoids in cannabis

Cannabis is mostly associated with phytocannabinoids such as the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Research shows that other constituents – terpenes and flavonoids – influence the therapeutic effect, which is called the entourage effect. Although the coloured flavonoids are widespread in the plant kingdom, little is known about their medicinal effects. Here we explain what these plant […]

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Mediterranean diet and endocannabinoids for obesity

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates metabolism and plays an important role in sugar metabolism and gut flora. Italian and French researchers found in a study of overweight people that diet influences the endocannabinoid system and gut microbiome. The study shows that after changing their diet to a Mediterranean diet – consisting of fruit, vegetables, fish […]

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Side effects of cannabinoids

Like other medicines, medicinal cannabis can cause side effects. These are mainly triggered by the active substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most important psychotropic cannabinoid. The non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) is considered to be well tolerated, but can also produce undesirable effects. Compared to many other medicines, cannabis is well tolerated: If the prescribing doctor takes into […]

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