Anti-inflammatory Potential of Terpenes Present in Cannabis sativa L.
ACS Chem Neurosci. 2020 Feb 24;:
Authors: Downer EJ
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.
PMID: 32091871 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
Source: ncbi 2