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Cannabinoids, terpenes & chemovars for Crohn’s disease

Updated: May 3, 2023

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive tract. While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease, some people have found relief from its symptoms through the use of cannabis.


Cannabis contains compounds called cannabinoids, which interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a range of effects, including pain relief and

inflammation reduction. The cannabinoid THC is shown to reduce pain, while CBD reduces inflammation.


Some cannabis terpenes that may be beneficial for managing symptoms of Crohn's disease include:

  1. Beta-caryophyllene: This terpene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the gut.

  2. Limonene: This terpene has been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease.

  3. Pinene: This terpene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the gut.

  4. Myrcene: This terpene has been found to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce pain and inflammation associated with Crohn's disease.

When it comes to strains of cannabis that may be beneficial for Crohn's disease, it is important to consider both the cannabinoid and terpene content of the strain. High levels of the cannabinoid THC may be helpful for reducing inflammation and pain, but may also produce psychoactive effects. CBD, another cannabinoid found in cannabis, may also be beneficial for Crohn's disease symptoms without producing psychoactive effects.

Some strains that may be beneficial for Crohn's disease include:

  1. Harlequin: This strain has a high CBD content and lower levels of THC, making it a good option for people who want the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.

  2. Sour Diesel: This strain has a high THC content and may be helpful for reducing pain and inflammation.

  3. Blue Dream: This strain has a balanced THC and CBD content and may be helpful for reducing inflammation and promoting relaxation.

  4. ACDC: This strain has a high CBD content and low levels of THC, making it a good option for people who want the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.

It's important to note that everyone's experience with cannabis is different and it's important to consult with a cannanbinoid professional before using cannabis for medical cannabis.

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