International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering
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Nadire Özenver1, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal2*

1 Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University 06100 Ankara, Turkey

2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung City 413310, Taiwan


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Cannabis or marijuana (Cannabis sativa) contains more than one hundred chemical compounds. Of these, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most common chemicals. THC is the chemical that gives a “high” and has various psychoactive characteristics. Cannabidiol, on the other hand, has no intoxicating qualities yet provides all the medical benefits, such as relief from anxiety, depression, insomnia, cancer, neuropathic pain, epilepsy, acute respiratory distress syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. In the present article, CBD oil extraction techniques, the mechanism of action of cannabinoids, and the role of CBD in relief from pain, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy have been reviewed.

Keywords: Anxiety, Cannabidiol (CBD), Depression, Epilepsy, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Pain.

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Received: 2022-05-25
Revised: 2022-08-22
Accepted: 2022-10-11
Available Online: 2022-10-28

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Özenver, N., Agrawal, D.C. Cannabidiol (CBD) for relief from pain, anxiety, and epilepsy: A review. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 19, 2022115

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