According to the excerpt from Leaf RX article…. “There has been a lot of debate regarding the superiority of whole plant medicine versus extracts, and the converse. For a long time it was believed that THC was the most beneficial part of the cannabis plant (at least when it came to medicinal value) and that […]
Instrumental in this area of science is Ethan Russo, M.D., a neurologist who has long studied cannabis compounds and their role in the body. In his study “Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects,” he details how cannabis compounds influence each other’s mechanisms. We aren’t just talking about THC and CBD here – […]
“All compounds in the plant work together… it’s something known as the entourage effect it’s important because you can’t just take a chemical out of marijuana and make a medicine, you need the whole plant” ~Dr. Sanjay Gupta Watch CNN: Medical cannabis and the ‘entourage effect’ and the importance of Whole Plant Medicine Video Source
When CBD and THC are combined, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other, forming a synergistic partnership, improving the desirable health benefits of each. Several studies underscore the therapeutic advantages for combining CBD and THC—particularly for treating peripheral neuropathy, a painful condition associated with cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, arthritis, and […]
As a result of research on the entourage effect, many people now believe that “whole plant cannabis and “whole plant medicine ” is superior to cannabis extracts or isolates such as pure THC or pure CBD.
As quoted from the marijuanamoment.net Article…. “Patients suffering from epilepsy experience better health outcomes—with fewer adverse side effects—when they use plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) extracts compared to “purified” CBD products, according to a new scientific review.Consistent with a growing body of scientific research, the study found that CBD treatment reduces the frequency of seizures, even among […]
Altogether, cannabis comprises of more than 400 identified compounds and there are over 110 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the interaction between these substances and our endocannabinoid system results in synergistic effects, which is called the “entourage effect”. To read full cannabis.info article click here […]
Although many people try to create cannabis medicines using a single cannabis compound, several research studies have shown that they will not be effective. What is really powerful is the combination between different elements that will have different results on different people. This interactive synergy between the cannabis compounds, a term known as the “entourage […]
A presentation by Jeff Raber, PhD on Understanding Cannabis Chemistry to improve patient care, importance of whole plant medicine, terpenes, entourage effect and much more!
The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]