As pointed out on Waking Times, cannabis is not the only plant with beneficial cannabinoids, even though it has practically started the research on the therapeutic properties of its compounds. But, cannabis is not the sole plant with one-of-a-kind properties; in fact, there are specific other plants which also contain ingredients that are highly beneficial for the endocannabinoid system in the body similarly to cannabis.
This system, as you may already know, has to do with assisting the body in maintaining balance or homeostasis, which is pivotal for optimal health. So, if you have been wondering what other plants offer the amazing healing properties of cannabinoids, continue reading this article to learn more…
- Electric daisy
This plant originates from the Amazon and it is known to have the capacity to block the pain receptors, according to trials done at Cambridge. The compounds known as N-Isobutylamides present in this plant are believed to be very similar to cannabinoid compounds which are known to regulate inflammation and pain.
- Black pepper
A terpene known as BCP, which is found in plant essential oils and especially in black pepper, is known to function as a cannabinoid. BCP attaches to the CB2 receptors and decreases inflammation.
This plant is used by many to alleviate common cold, anxiousness, tiredness, arthritis, and migraine. It uses cannabimimetrics to stimulate the endocannabinoid system and it can balance the immunity, inflammation, and pain.
This plant has a long list of healing abilities, besides being a tasty superfood. It impacts the endocannabinoid system by deactivating an enzyme known as FAAH which usually dissolves an endocannabinoid known as anandamide, a body’s natural THC version. Hence, consuming natural chocolate elevates the anandamide in the brain by reducing the activity of the FAAH enzyme.
This plant is native to New Zealand and it is abundant in perrottetinenic acid which is considered to be very similar to THC. It is considered to attach to the CB1 receptors without causing any psychoactive effects as cannabis.
- Helichrysum umbraculigerum
This type of daisy has antidepressant and mood-stabilizing properties because it contains a lot of CBG, which is also present in cannabis.