Discover medical properties from Cannabis
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Phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids from cannabis plant, are organic molecules belonging to the group of terpenophenols. Cannabinoids are mostly found in flowers and leaves that surround them in resinous glands called trichomes. Especially in female plants, in varying amounts within different chemotypes of Cannabis, but there are also significant amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes in male plants.
Terpenes are naturally occurring substances found in marijuana in many different forms. They are organic compounds present in a large number of plant species and are responsible for certain organoleptic properties such as aroma and taste.
Flavonoids are secondary metabolites of plants, i.e. they are not essential for plant development but play important roles for them. The term flavonoid comes from the Latin "flavus" (yellow) and therefore serves to give color to flowers and fruits as well as to protect plants against pathogens, attract pollinating insects, etc. In Cannabis plants they are found in greater concentration in the leaves and to a lesser extent in the flowers, with the total content not exceeding 2.5% in dry weight.