Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that mimics the effects of compounds present in the cannabis plant, called cannabinoids. Its name derives from the Sanskrit word “ananda” which means inner happiness.
It is the use of the cannabis plant with the aim of finding well-being and good health.
THE CANNABIS PLANT
It is a flowering plant that can be female or male. The female’s flowers produce medicine, fibers are produced from the branches and leaves; seeds are a source of food and fuel.
THC & CBD
These substances are produced in the female flowers of the cannabis plant. They have been used as medicine for thousands of years but only recently were they identified and classified.
Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of the plant. Furthermore, they have specific medical effects and can act in synergy with cannabinoids.
The Endocannabinoid System is the main system for reducing biological damage in the human body. It is responsible for bringing the body into balance or homeostasis when it is affected by stress, infections, inflammation and pain.
Endomedicine is the medical practice that aims to treat patients with chronic diseases by modulating the Endocannabinoid System using cannabis and complementary therapies.