Terpenes + Cannabinoids May Treat Mood Disorders

Terpenes’ contribution to the therapeutic effect of cannabinoids “may be significant.”

People suffering depression and/or mood disorders may one day find relief in cannabis-based treatments that include terpenes, according to an article in Current Neuropharmacology, Sept/19.

“CBD appears to have high potency in relieving depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.”

Breast cancer 

In  2018, Spanish researchers found that breast cancer may respond to a drug preparation of cannabinoids and terpenes. 

In certain forms of breast cancer this treatment was “more potent that pure THC in producing anti-tumour responses” in both animals and cancer-cell cultures, they said.

Synergistic interactions

American neurologist and cannabis-research pioneer Dr. Ethan Russo was among the first to propose “synergistic interactions” between cannabinoids and terpenes in:

The Case for the Entourage Effect and Conventional Breeding of Clinical Cannabis: No “Strain,” No Gain.

 

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