While terpenes are known for flavor, scents, and aromas in cannabis and other plants, their therapeutic benefits are less well-defined. Terpenes in the form of herbal remedies and essential oils have been utilized for centuries in traditional medicine practices, and yet there are still so many questions left unresolved within the scientific community. However, due to the increased interest in cannabinoids and terpenes, more research is being investigated, such as the way in which cannabis and all of the plant’s phytochemicals interact with our immune system. This is laying the groundwork allowing us to understand the mechanisms of action (MOA) at biochemical levels.
A recent study showing promise in the lab is the potential for cannabinoids and terpenes to act as an adjunctive treatment for COVID-19 patients.
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