• Cannflavin & 10 Facts on Hemp SproutsCannflavin & 10 Facts on Hemp Sprouts
    We have already touched upon the topic of hemp sprouts in a short article titled: “10 reasons for eating hemp sprouts”. It’s an old article, dated june 2014 which I wrote few minutes after the illuminating discourse of Professor Giovanni Appendino at the plenary seminar of the annual ICRS symposium. Many of you have asked to provide a ...
  • Cannabis, Alcohol and Cigarettes; the Good, the Bad and the DeadlyCannabis, Alcohol and Cigarettes; the Good, the Bad and the Deadly
    Cannabis is often compared to alcohol or cigarettes in various articles, studies and campaigns. Alcohol and cigarettes are more familiar to the average person than cannabis and comparing something that is legal, and generally not good for your health, to something that is illegal and generally good for your health, makes sense. Or does it? Comparing ...
  • Cannabis in molecules: Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa)Cannabis in molecules: Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa)
    In this episode we explore the properties of a lesser known cannabinoid & its therapeutic potential: the acid form of THC, THC acid. In its raw form, Cannabis sativa’s main constituent is D9-THCa, the acid form of the (in)famous D9-THC (or THC, for short); these two brother molecules are the chemical correspondent of Dr Jekyll and ...
  • CBD eye drops: a new frontier for ocular painCBD eye drops: a new frontier for ocular pain
    Pain in the eye? Pain perception is a critical self-defence mechanism for the body. It tells us to steer clear of adverse stimuli — think of a hand over a flame. Ocular pain, a source of acute discomfort, may be a signal that prevents damage to the eye (from exposure to a noxious chemical or a mechanical probe, for ...
  • Anti-inflammatory proprieties of caryophyllene: a dietary cannabinoidAnti-inflammatory proprieties of caryophyllene: a dietary cannabinoid
    Terpenes: a “smelly” super-family Terpenes are produced as secondary metabolites by many plants as a form of defence. They are a diverse class of organic compounds with well over 30,000 members and attribute the aroma of each plant, reason for which they are commonly used for cooking, as well as in beauty-care products. We looked onto the anxiolytic ...