The Endocannabinoid System
The cannabis plant happens to be one of the most (if not the most) pharmacologically active plants on the planet, containing over 400 active chemicals. The unique active components of cannabis are called cannabinoids, which are found alongside active chemicals called terpenoids (we also refer to them as terpenes) and flavonoids. These chemical components work together to provide a wide variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body
Cannabis & It’s Healing Powers
These benefits include dilating blood vessels, stimulating bone growth, protecting damaged brain cells, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, preventing seizure, controlling muscle spasticity, killing viruses and bacteria to name a few.
It is the combination of varying levels of cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids that seem to make the most effective medicine for specific symptoms and diseases – the isolated components appear to be less effective but nonetheless still therapeutic.