Scientists Put Spotlight on Cannabinoid System To Understand Effects Of Cannabis

Among the 400 complex chemical entities of the cannabis plant, more than 60 are cannabinoid compounds, some of which induce opposing effects. Despite its many benefits to mental health, not everyone experiences it the same way. Research control groups in the past observed some participants experiencing transient psychotic symptoms and increased levels of anxiety, intoxication …

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Raising The Standards Of The Cannabis Industry With Mass Spectrometry

The cannabis industry is predicted to be worth $22 billion by 2022. Increased public acceptance and legalization of medical marijuana have encouraged growers and product producers to market their wares more visibly. Like the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and tobacco industries there needs to be regulations and standards to ensure the safety and integrity of cannabis …

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Getting To The Core of Morinda Citrifolia’s Anticancer Potentials

Morinda citrifolia or more widely known as noni fruit have been used for medicinal purposes across Southeast Asia for over 2,000 years. The odoriferous fruit is consumed as juice, in powder or oil form to cure a variety of ailments including arthritis, headaches, burns and even diabetes and tuberculosis.  Despite its potential, research on m. …

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Beyond beer: Exploring The Medicinal Potentials Of Hop Plants

Hops are arguably the most important ingredient in beer crafting. So much of the process, including taste, stability and antimicrobial protection of the beer depends on the hop plant. However there are many other applications we can derive from hops outside of alcoholic production. For instance when packaged as food supplements Humulus lupulus L. have …

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Academicians Form Committee To Spur Cannabinoid Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have appointed a committee to regulate existing and future research on marijuana and cannabinoid health effects. The body consists of 16 experts in the areas of marijuana, addiction, oncology, cardiology, neurodevelopment, respiratory disease, pediatric and adolescent health, immunology, toxicology, preclinical research, epidemiology, systematic review, and public health. …

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Research And Advancement of Medicinal Cannabis Stalled By Legal Regulations

Cannabis and cannabinoid products have been widely used to alleviate symptoms and treat diseases. Historical records have even shown humans using this plant as far back as 400 AD. Its usage varies from chronic pain to management of neurological conditions such as epilepsy. However cannabis is not without its side effects, some patients in controlled …

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Benefits Of Agarwood and Aquilaria Plants Uncovered Through Chemical Compound Isolation

The Agarwood is a non-timber fragrant wood of Aquilaria spp. (Thymelaeaceae) native to SouthEast Asia. It is regarded as a precious commodity for its various uses in medicine, religious rites and cultural activities. For example, in traditional Chinese medicine agarwood can be used to relieve coughs, gastric, fever and many more ailments. But despite its …

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Scientists Explore Artificial Methods To Meet Market’s Demand For Agarwood

The Agarwood is a valuable commodity, especially in the Chinese and Middle Eastern market where it is used for medicinal purposes and raw material for incense and perfumes. Agarwood is a resinous part of the non-timber Aquilaria tree and only forms when the tree is wounded and infected with fungus. Resin is secreted as a …

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Study Suggests Mangosteen-based Drinks May Be Potential Cure To Cancer and Inflammation

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but apparently it’s the mangosteen that will keep cancer cells at bay. A study conducted by International Chemistry Testing discovered that daily consumption of mangosteen-based drinks increased antioxidant capacity in the bloodstreams of participants by 15%. Results also showed significant decrease of inflammatory biomarkers without any …

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All Hail The Queen: Mangosteen Found To Be Rich Source of Cancer-fighting Xanthones

The mangosteen, a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asian countries is commonly referred to as the Queen of Fruits. This is because it’s often served as a companion piece to the King of Fruits, the durian. Local belief says that both fruits go hand-in-hand because the cooling properties of the mangosteen counters the heaty after …

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