Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
A brief review on the use of cannabis as a treatment option for local inflammation in peripheral tissue
Nakamwi Akombaetwa and LTM Muungo
Inflammation is a complex process which, ideally, comes about as a “mop up’ response to cell injury. It however occasionally results in undesired effects that should otherwise be prevented or resolved speedily. There are available numerous medicines with varied modes of administration commercially available for the management of inflammation. With the growing evidence of cannabis’ therapeutic effects, its anti-inflammatory properties being one of them, debates among proponents and opponents of cannabis use are ever growing. These debates are centered on the undesired central effects of some of the plants secondary metabolites an argument that can be moderated by using the plant in a manner that steers clear of these effects. Effective topical formulations could very well be one avenue through which nature can be allowed to heal with minimal negative repercussions.
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Nakamwi Akombaetwa and LTM Muungo. A brief review on the use of cannabis as a treatment option for local inflammation in peripheral tissue. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):103-106.