There have been many speculates about the components of the cannabis root, and articles have been published purposing that a high quantity of cannabinoids are contained within, as well as a concern of the THC content. So we sent out our own roots to be analyzed, here are the results.
Happily, we have learned that no THC was detected. Surprisingly no Cannabinoids were either. However, that is not the end of the story, for as we began to intrepid the components listed we become aware of why the root works so well as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic healing herb, and why weed delivery los angeles (plus other areas) are in business. In the 4th pic, I have listed the benefits above each component, providing more detail in the 5th pic.
Although the roots are primarily composed of sugars and lipids, low levels of terpenes, alkaloids, and various other compounds have been isolated, which can be done by using such equipment as a Rosin Press as well as others. In 1971, it was determined that ethanol extract of hemp roots contained the terpenes friedelin, pentacyclic triterpene ketones, and epifriedelanol. Friedelin is thought to have hepatoprotective (liver-protecting) and antioxidant effects, epifriedelanol has been demonstrated to have antitumor effects, and several pentacyclic triterpene ketones are thought to cause apoptosis in cancer cells, as well as reducing inflammation, pain and bacterial infection and possessing diuretic and immunomodulatory properties.
As well as terpenoids, several alkaloids that may be of medicinal value have been identified in cannabis roots. The alkaloids piperidine and pyrrolidine have both been found in the roots, as well as in the stems, seeds, pollen, and leaves; these alkaloids can be highly toxic in high doses, so we don’t recommend consuming large doses, such as in a tea form, as suggested in other articles. That being said, if you would like to learn more about some of the different uses for cannabis seeds, you might want to take a look at this useful guide that explains how to germinate weed seeds and much more. Piperidine is used as a chemical ‘building block’ for various pharmaceuticals, particularly those involved in psychiatric medicine such as paroxetine and haloperidol; pyrrolidine is also used as a building block for a class of stimulant drugs known as race tams.
So there we go speculations over. In the past 30 years, more than 10,000 scientific papers have been published about the cannabis plant. Still, they continually leave out the root in their studies. We must try to lift the restrictions off of cannabis root so that more studies and research can be implemented, and more products can come out of this to help people in their daily life, from goodwitch lip balm to infused gummies.
It is time to reinstate the lowly little root back to its formidable position, as a primary healing herb……..and I am leading the way!