We all know medicinal benefits from cannabinoids (chemical compounds secreted by cannabis) which can be found in cannabis oil what is used for medical treatments.
Beside cannabis, they are also other plants rich in this psychoactive compound, compound that helps the body’s endocannabinoid system to maintain optimum health. In this article we present six other plants, plants in which healing cannabinoids can be found and plants that have affect on the endocannabinoid system, which beside cannabis oil, can be used for therapeutic benefits.
Acmella Oleracea (Electric Daisy Flower)
Native to Brazil, Acmella Oleracea, also known as toothache plant, paracress or electric daisy is flowering herb, which is used as a medicinal remedy in some parts of the world and also for culinary purposes. Compound found in this herb, N-isobutylamide, a substance that is similar to cannabinoid and a substance that regulate inflammation and pain.
This plant, a genus of liverworts, it is native to New Zealand and contain cannabinoids. This plant contains perrottetinene and perrottetinene acid. Quantity of cannabinoid present in this plant is much less than in cannabis. This plant grows as a common weed. This plant has a long history of traditional use of the Maori people.
Echinacea, commonly called purple coneflowers are found only in eastern and central North America. Beside that coneflowers are a long-flowering perennial for your garden, they are widely renowned as a medicinal plant. The whole plant, flower and the root are used in herbal remedies. Remedies from this plant use cannabimimetics found in echinacea, instead of cannabinoids to engage the endocannabinoid system. This plant and the remedies from it are good for immune system, against inflammation and pain.
Native to Mediterranean, flowering plant of the daisy family, due to huge amounts of cannabigerol, which are also present in cannabis plant, essential oil made from this plant has anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, antiallergic, diuretic and antioxidant properties. In traditional Mediterranean medicine helichrysum oil is used for centuries (prepared in different ways depends for what kind of treatment is needed) to treat Allergies, Colds, Cough, Skin inflammation, Infections, Wound healing, Liver diseases and much more.
Black pepper, native to south India, flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated as fruit, used as a spice. Beta-caryophyllene, chemical compound found plant oils, also present in black pepper, was discovered to have same function as the cannabinoids. Similar like other cannabinoids, beta-caryophyllene binds with receptors giving therapeutic effects, like reducing inflammation.
Cacao tree is native to the Americas. It’s grows in a limited geographical zone, about 20° to the north and south of the Equator. This plant also has many therapeutic properties. Cacao contain Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine) which is a fatty acid neurotransmitter derived from the non-oxidative metabolism of eicosatetraenoic acid.