In the cannabis plant is not only pain-relieving ingredients, but also less well-known Compounds that have a 30-times stronger anti-inflammatory effects as acetylsalicylic acid (ASS) stuck. The Crux of it: they are in such small quantities in the Plant, you may not be on a larger scale win. Now, researchers have figured out how this so-called Cannflavine can be formed.
Cannabis has been cultivated for at least 6,000 years, but there are still New reports on the Plant: in 1986, the two substances Cannflavin A and Cannflavin B have been identified, two compounds with anti-inflammatory effect, the 30-fold stronger than that of acetylsalicylic acid. Researchers from Canada have found out how the cannabis these molecules the plant produces. You have identified two metabolic reactions and the genes necessary, so that it is possible for the two substances in the lab.
Flavonoids are plant substances with anti-oxidative, anti – inflammatory and cancer inhibitory properties. They occur in fruits, vegetables, flowers, tea, wine and also in Cannabis. While in the case of several other plants already had been known for decades, such as the flavonoids are formed, you might not know in the case of Cannabis, as the plant Cannflavine manufacture. Since the Cannflavine account for only approximately 0.014 percent of the plant weight would have to be grown in huge fields with Cannabis, in order to win this anti-inflammatory substances from the plants.
The researchers have published their findings in the journal Phytochemistry, are now working on the development of a biological system for the production of the Cannflavine in larger quantities and hope to develop an Alternative to opioids for the relief of acute and chronic pain that is not addictive and is targeted to inflammation works.