Cannabis sativa L. extract and cannabidiol inhibit in vitro mediators of skin inflammation and wound injury
A recent study has revealed the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis extracts in the inhibition of skin inflammation. CBD was proven to be just as effective in the inhibition of inflammatory processes as the cannabis extract, proving that CBD is the main powerhouse behind the effects of the extract. Researchers determined that CBD was mediating the inflammation by inhibiting the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway. By understanding the mechanism behind CBD’s inhibition of inflammatory processes researchers have a solid foundation to develop novel therapies for inflammatory skin conditions.
This report emphasizes the beneficial effects of different cannabinoids and how isolating those compounds may prove more useful than whole chemical components of cannabis. Cannabinoids have a myriad of effects and interact with mechanisms differently meaning that they provide a myriad of therapeutic benefits. By isolating each cannabinoid and elucidating its effect novel therapies could be developed that utilize the effects of one cannabinoid while discarding undesired effects of a separate cannabinoid, tailoring each therapy for specific ailments.
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One of the terrific realities of modern Cannabis is that it is possible, and often quite simple, to make effective products at home. With suitable education and access to testing facilities, the soil, nutrients, and plant growth can be supported at home, lab-tested for make-up and potency, as well as safety-checked for potential microscopic contaminants, and ultimately, individualized medicine can be created right at home!
Here is a sample instructional for just one way that cannabis tincture can be made at home. There are countless others and hopefully, many that are yet to be discovered!
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Building on a baseline of safety, one of the most exciting aspects of the Medical Cannabis revolution is the opportunity for all to explore creatively, as we each continue to learn more about cannabis. What better way to embrace empowerment than by making safe medicine yourself?
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Due to its pain-reducing effects, cannabis-infused lotion is becoming increasingly popular. And the good news is that you can make your own topical right at home! Follow the video tutorial below to create your own cannabis-infused salve or lotion.
Citrus peels waste as a source of value-added compounds: extraction and quantification of bioactive polyphenols
Previous analysis of citrus peels has demonstrated high content of biologically active polyphenols, with significant quantities of flavonoids and phenolic acids present. Both these compounds have been associated with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, anti-allergic, antiviral, anticarcinogenic, neuroprotective, and antimicrobial properties.
A recent paper points out that citrus peel waste alone makes up nearly 50% of wet fruit mass discarded as waste and proposes extraction of polyphenols to minimize waste. The bioactive substances in peels can be used in dietary supplements, cosmetics, food products, and pharmaceutical products.
Citrus peels contain significant polyphenols, compounds which have health benefits ranging from antioxidant to anticancer. Polyphenols are also found in large quantities in cannabis, undoubtedly contributing to it many of its well-known health benefits.
A 2018 literature review summarizes the various ways patients can consume cannabis (orally, topically, etc.) and the pain reductions associated with each method. The review focuses on the treatment of multiple sclerosis, cancer, anorexia, arthritis, and other painful disorders.
A literature review from 2009 (10 years ago) summarizes the anti-cancer properties of cannabis, concluding that various cannabinoids might inhibit cancer cell growth and tumor growth. In particular, cannabis shows promise to help treat colon, skin, prostate, and breast cancer.
Euphorbia honey and garlic- Biological activity and burn wound recovery
A recent study has shown that a combination of euphorbia honey and garlic can help heal burn wounds. Euphorbia honey and garlic have antioxidant, microbial, and healing properties that have now been confirmed to be effective when treating wounds resulting from exposure to extreme heat. Combining natural ingredients has been common in traditional medicine for years, but now western medicine is beginning to look at more natural compounds to aid in recovery and treatment methods.
Dermatologists at Sephora confirm the benefits CBD creams can offer for acne, wounds, itching, and its anti-inflammatory properties. Amidst review from the FDA of the hemp-based compound, more evidence of medical benefits can go a long way to seeing CBD in more products and stores https://yhoo.it/31itvBW