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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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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Survey: Cannabis for breast cancer

Therapeutic advances in recent years have increased the chances of curing breast cancer. However, cancer drugs can cause severe side effects such as pain, nausea and anorexia (loss of appetite). This not only affects the quality of life. The success of the therapy is also at risk, as some people stop taking the cancer drugs […]

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Full Spectrum vs Isolated

Spectrum of cannabinoids Understanding the spectrum of cannabinoids – The entourage effect In order to understand the difference, we want first to go over a bit about what health-benefiting compounds are found in cannabis. Most recently, the dominant ideology was that “pure CBD”, or CBD isolate, was much powerful, as it was believed that the […]

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Data analysis – Cannabis can help with endometriosis

Many women suffer from endometriosis, a pelvic disease in which the lining of the uterus occurs outside the uterus. Those affected have to struggle especially with pain in the pelvic area and during menstruation. Other symptoms such as digestive problems, fatigue and depression can have a lasting effect on everyday life. In an evaluation of […]

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Crohn’s disease and medicinal cannabis

Crohn’s disease (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect the entire digestive tract. The disease brings severe, cramping abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Sufferers often lose their appetite, which leads to reduced performance and quality of life. The suffering caused by Crohn’s disease is usually enormous. Many patients with IBD already use […]

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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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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Is treatment with cannabinoids helpful?

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of congenital, hereditary diseases based on a disorder of the synthesis of connective tissue. This rare disease leads, among other things, to excessive elasticity of the skin and joints as well as malformations of the cardiovascular system. As a result, those affected suffer from pain and frequent dislocations, among […]

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