Medicinal cannabis: ‘Wonder drug’ or work in progress?

By Zulfikar Abbany

Scientists are researching a range of possible medical applications for the chemical compounds, often synthetic ones, that can be derived from cannabis.

Forms of cannabis have been said to provide pain relief over millennia, via a history of “herbal remedies” starting in Egypt, China, India and ancient Persia.

More recently, scientists have found that terpenes, a chemical in cannabis which helps give the plant its fragrance, may work as an antiviral agent against a human coronavirus called HCoV-229E.

That’s not the same coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2, the one that’s responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

But it is one of seven coronaviruses that infect humans. The terpene was tested in combination with a cannabis compound called cannabidiol (CBD).

To read more:

Share This Post

Recent Articles

© 2021 Grow Legal Cannabis. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS
Home   |   Privacy Policy