Did you know that #Hemp or #Marijuana root is used to #Relieve muscular and bone aches, reduce swelling, ease pain, rejuvenates circulation, promotes cellular growth, and encourages deep tissue healing.
Cannabis is known for its multi purpose nature. It can be used to make food, fuel, fiber, and medicine. The root is remembered by some as an old folk remedy for arthritis or joint pain (Bott 2008). References were also found stating the roots emetic and cathartic properties (Indian Hemp 2008). Only in the last 30 years have we begun to understand why. Over 10,000 scientific papers about cannabis have been published. Still the root of Cannabis Sativa L. is the least studied part.
A quick and easy test for the detection of Acetylcholine Esterase inhibitors was used for the bioassay guided fractionation of cannabis root extract. The roots of 9 Cannabis sativa plants (variety Bedrocan) were collected from Bedrocan BV, the Netherlands, and analyzed at the department of plant metabolomics at Leiden University. They were extracted by a range of solvents in order to extract the maximum range of compounds with different polarity.
Although alkaloids were expected to be present, they were not found in this study. Instead, mainly lipids and sugars were detected. The compound finally isolated appeared to be a lipid but could not be uniquely identified. More sensitive and selective analyti cal methods and a wider range of bioassays are needed to further explore the medicinal potential of cannabis root.
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