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Bioactive terpenoids in cannabis: A critical review

Yusoff, Ida Madiha and Sivam, Esha Darshini and Rahmat, Zaidah and Hanapi, Siti Zulaiha and Maizatulakmal Yahayu, Maizatulakmal Yahayu and Hanapi, Siti Zubaidah and Gomaa, Sara Emad and Ngadiran, Sulaiman and Ho, Ting and Tan, Patrick and El Enshasy, Hesham (2021) Bioactive terpenoids in cannabis: A critical review. Bioscience Research, 18 (1). pp. 521-535. ISSN 1811-9506


Official URL: https://www.isisn.org/BR18(1)2021/521-535-18(1)202...


Terpenoids, also referred as terpenes have been used extensively in drug related industry due to pharmaceutical properties. These have driven the emergence of studies on terpenoid from plant. Cannabis sativa plant is one of the common natural sources of terpenoids and cannabinoids. The cannabis produces and accumulates terpenoids in grandular trichomes. The grandular trichomes are abundant on the surface of female inflorescence. About 140 terpenoids are known in cannabis and some of them have medicinal potential in treatment of pain, inflammatory, cognition, epilepsy and immune functioning. The biological effect of terpenoid from cannabis is mainly attributed to limonene, myrcene, pinene, linalool, R-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, nerolidol and phytol. The different composition of terpenoids are responsible in exhibit the unique organoleptic properties and influence the medicinal qualities of difference cannabis strains and varieties. This article aims to review the cannabis plant for terpenoid, terpenoid biosynthesis and its pharmacological activities. The terpenoids from cannabis could be valuable natural resources for drug development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cannabis sativa, terpenoids
Subjects:Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:96135
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:04 Jul 2022 12:49
Last Modified:04 Jul 2022 12:49

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