Canna~Fangled Abstracts

Anti-inflammatory Potential of Terpenes Present in Cannabis sativa L.

By February 24, 2020 No Comments
2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00075.
[Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

Cannabis sativa L. (C. sativa) contains an array of plant-derived (phyto) cannabinoids and terpenes that are predominantly located in the trichome cavity of the plant. Terpenes, aromatic organic hydrocarbons characterized for their role in plant protection/pollination, are gaining attention for their potential as novel therapeutics in many areas of biomedicine. This Viewpoint will explore the exciting recent evidence that terpenes have anti-inflammatory/antioxidant propensity by targeting inflammatory signaling mechanisms relevant to human disease. Given their anti-inflammatory properties, terpenes may contribute to the effects of current cannabinoid-based therapies.

KEYWORDS: Terpenes, biomedicine, cannabis, inflammation, therapeutics

PMID: 32091871
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00075

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