There are over 100 different phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The best known is the psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while cannabidiol (CBD) is the most common non-intoxicating cannabinoid. In addition, among the numerous phytocannabinoids, cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) have important therapeutic effects. The chemical structure […]
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Malaria and Medical Cannabis
Malaria (swamp fever) is the world’s most common infectious disease caused by parasites, affecting over 200 million people worldwide. There are several malaria pathogens that are spread in different areas. The World Health Organisation (WHO) distinguishes the following areas: Areas without a malaria risk: Europe, Australia, North America, Sri Lanka Areas with a low risk […]
Flavonoids in medicinal cannabis
Flavonoids are components from any type of plant. They have been found to contain certain medicinal properties and are important to reach the “entourage effect” from medicinal cannabis products, which mean that the combination of both could enhance the beneficial effects. What are flavonoids? Flavonoids can be comprised of more than 10,000 structures and is […]
Sativa and Indica: Which Is Best For My Illness?
For anyone new to the world of medical cannabis, understanding the plant and how it affects the body can feel overwhelming. Not only does cannabis contain over 400 molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, then there are inumerable strains with exotic names such as Sour Diesel, Amnesia, and Afghan Kush. Throw into the mix two […]
5 cannabinoids that are not as well known
Apart from CBD, THC or even CBC, there are other cannabinoids that are not as well-known, but that also possess interesting therapeutic benefits. In this post we will talk about the other components of the plant. THCv – Tetrahydrocannabivarin THCv acts together with cannabis, however it does not possess any psychoactive properties unlike THC. Among […]
The properties of terpenes in medical cannabis
Terpenes are organic, aromatic hydrocarbons that can be found in thousands of plants around the world. They are part of the alkenes, alcohol, esters and ethers families. If these compounds are known, it is mainly because they are responsible for the smell and the taste of plants. Most of the plants will synthesize and release […]