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How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety and More

How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety and More
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

How Specific Terpenes Work on Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety, and More

Scent is a strong sense which also evokes powerful abilities to help us heal. We’ve given an overview of terpenes and what they can do (LINK). Now we can delve into details on how they may work in specific situations. In general, terpenes serve three primary benefits: 

  1. Fight pain
  2. Reduce systemic inflammation
  3. Lower anxiety
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Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound

Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Parts of the Cannabis Plant: Unique Attributes and Uses Abound 

When people talk about cannabis they are generally referring to the flowers (buds) of Cannabis spp. These special buds get a lot of the publicity, and rightfully so. But what about other parts of the plant? The leaves, stalks, seeds, roots of cannabis have their own unique properties and offer the potential of botanical synergy. 

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Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes

Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes

Any cannabis user is well aware of the plant’s iconic scent. Often revered and sought after (and sometimes vilified by naysayers) the aroma of cannabis undoubtedly makes an impression. It’s smell comes from terpenes, which are fragrant oils that give all botanicals their unique aromatic signature. The age old practice of aromatherapy uses scent to evoke various healing benefits with a wide array of applications. Each cannabis variety has a unique blend of terpenes which is responsible for its distinct therapeutic effects. 

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Endocannabinoid-Enhancing Foods and Activities

Endocannabinoid-Enhancing Foods and Activities
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

Endocannabinoid-Enhancing Activities

Various practices can be used in addition to cannabinoid therapeutics or without it to enhance the endocannabinoid system. For example, voluntary and enjoyable exercises like running, yoga, and other types of physical fitness can help to boost endocannabinoid tone. Activities such as mediation, massage, acupuncture, and breathing exercises can also help to increase the function of the ECS. [1]

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The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System
AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO

The Endocannabinoid System

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has revolutionized our concept of science and health. This system is pervasive throughout the body and regulates many important physiologic pathways. It isn’t just humans that have it. All animals, even worms have one as well. [1] Investigation of the ECS catalyzed a deeper understanding of our bodies and many conditions affecting them. 

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