Cannabimimetics - Canna-what?! Canna-bi-mi-met-ics now 3 times fast!
it's one of our favorite words!
Cannabimimetics are plants containing compounds that literally mimic classical cannabinoid biological activities that occur throughout our mammalian endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is exciting! It answers most of the 'why is it good for us?' questions we've had regarding the health and nutritional benefits and how and where and what they actually "do" inside our amazing machines.
Like cannabinoids, cannabimimetics are an important class of terpenes that are playing an increasingly significant role in our wellness., herbal and medicinal research. There is even a newly developed ECS Therapeutics Market that grew from cannabinoid compounds demands. This market is set to flourish with the rapidly expanding sciences presenting new discoveries daily. We are pleased to have found this 'evolutionary link', Terpene science is in its infancy with unlimited possibilities. All endoteas essentials blends will be mastered from cannabimimetic and cannabinoid ingredients.
Below is our first gallery of current evidence based cannabimimetics. Under each photograph is a list of the major cannabimimetic terpenes and only a few benefits. More terpene health benefits and information are available in the Glossary below.
References are also listed below should your curiosity become aroused for further research. We will update as new developments are made. Enjoy, please. We are absolutely fascinated with cannabis and cannabimimetics!
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food"
Hippocrates, 440 BC
black jack (bidens pilosa)major terpene(s); beta-caryophyllene,
binds CB1 receptors
black pepper (piper nigrum)major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene up to 35%. CB2 agonist, modulates ECS via its guineensine.
binds CB1 receptors
black truffle (tuber melanosporum)major terpene(s): anandamide (AEA), ecs biosynthetic and catabolic enzymes
Binds CB1 receptors
burdock root (arctium lappa)major terpene(s): tannins, inulin
reduces membrane irritation
reduces inflammation sunchokes, dandelion greens, onions, garlic, leeks reduce inflammatory bowel disease symptoms
cacao (theobroma cacao) - N-oleoyl-ethanolamine, N-linoleyl-ethanolamineAKA "the bliss molecule"
major terpene(s): anandamide (AEA), OEA and LEA, theobromine, tryptophan, phenylethylamine
chocolate blocks FAAH enzymes that reduce AEA so you get a little blissful booster!
caraway (carum carvi)major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene, carvacrol, limonene
digestive aid, gastric
carrot (daucus carota)major terpene(s): falcarinol /carotatoxin, beta-caryophyllene, vitamin A
Natural pesticide and fungicide, and molecularly binds CB1 receptors.
chamomile (matricaria chamomilla)major terpene(s): alpha-bisadiol, azulenes, sesquiterpenes
binds CB1 receptors
chili peppers (capsicum annuum)major terpene(s): capsaicin, carotenoids, vanillyl noneamides
cloves (syzygium aromaticum) -major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene up to 12.4%, eugenol
copaiba (copaifera langsdorffii) -major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene - currently noted as the richest source with up to 53%
cruciferous veggies flowersmajor terpene(s): diindolylmethane (DIM) is an anti carcinogen
broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbages, kale, artichokes, and more
dandelion greens (taraxacum officinale)major terpene(s):
reduces inflammatory bowel disease symptoms
echinacea purpurea / augustifoliaAKA Coneflower
major terpene(s): inulin, echinacein, sucrose, 2-methyletradecadienes,N-acylethanolamines (NAE's) which includes AEA, PEA, LEA, and N-alkylamides (NAA's). NAA's exert effects on CB2 and exert anti inflammatory effects like AEA.
CB2 inverse agonist regulate immune system, pain, anxiety, sleep, fatigue, arthritis, migraines and more.
electric daisy (acmella oleracea)AKA "toothache plant"
major terpene(s): N-isobutylamides -
blocks pain receptors -
CB2 receptor affective -
eucalyptus (corymbia citriodora)major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene, tannin, eucalyptic acid, rutin
frankincense (boswellia carterii))AKA lifeblood of Boswellia trees.
major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene & incensole acetate
galanga (kaempferia galanga)AKA ginger relative
major terpene(s): flavonoid kaempferol.
Inhibits FAAH in a likely AEA boost.
ginseng (eleuthero root / panax quinqufolius/panax ginseng)major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene, sapogenins, ginsenin,
reduces blood sugar
improves mental clarity, improves emotional stamina
induces slepp, support immune system functions
ginger zingiber officinale)major terpene(s): gingerol, zingerone, bisabolene, sesquiterpenes
helichrysum (umbraculigerum)AKA immortal flower
major terpene(s): cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabigerol acid (CBGa). CBG is a minor cannabinoid, whose precursor cannabigerolic acid CBGa, is the parent compound to THC, CBD, and CBC, cannabichromene, prior to decarboxylation. It's a GABA inhibitor, antidepressant, potential chemotherapeutic, keratinocyte proliferation, antibiotic effects.
Promotes skin health -burns, scars, dermatitis, eczema
culinary herbs: parsley/cilantro, sage, rosemary, thyme, holy basil, oregano, celerymajor terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene, thujone, thymol, borneol, camphene, carvacrol, limonene, pinenes, tannins, salvene, ocimene, cymene
Interacts with 'third cannabinoid receptor', TRPV1,that forms only in inflammatory condition and acts as a CB1 kappa-opioid
hops (humulus lupulus)major terpene(s): humulene, myrcene up to 80%, beta-caryophyllene up to 9.8%.
Hops is the closest botanical relative to cannabis.
gastro intestinal aid
kava (piper methysticum)major terpene: methysticin, yangonin kavalactone-most closely associated with GABAb receptor activity affecting anxiety and muscle tone.
research continues if a CB1-binder, agonist or antagonist.
binds CB1 receptors
lavender (lavandula vera./ spp.)maor terpene(s): linalool, borneol, camphene, borneol, terpineol, eucalyptol
lemon balm (melissa officinalis)major terpene(s): beta-caryophyllene up to 19.+%, citral,linalool, geraniol
maca (lepidium meyenii)AKA "Peruvian ginseng".
major terpene(s): macamide/N-benzylamide.
Improve ECS tone. Reversible FAAH inhibition.
nutmeg (myristica fragrans)major terpene(s): myristicin, eugenols, elemicin
aphrodisiac, mild stimulant
probiotics/prebioticsmicrobiota inhabiting human gut and having an symbiotic relationship with our ECS. please research further for your specific yet unique needs.
Probiotics= Lactobacillus acidophilus
Prebiotics yield optimal maintenance of enteric microbiome. There are myriad biotics and we recommend a thorough research for your specific yet unique ailments.
Natural Prebiotics include: chicory root, burdock, sunchokes, dandelion greens, onions, garlic, leeks reduce inflammatory bowel disease symptoms.
rhododendron (anthopogonoides)AKA "the golden root"
major terpene(s): Chromane, Chromene, cannabichromene (CBC), cannabicyclol (CBL), cannbicitran (CBT) , plus geranyl orsellinic acid.
Flavonoid & tannin rich
increases alertness and performance
decreases cortisol response in fatigue syndrome patients
salvia divinorum (salvinorin A)major terpene(s): Salvinorin A
does not interact with cannabinoid receptors, instead interacts with putative receptors and acts as a kappa-opioid receptor which is fundamental for pain regulation.
spearmintmajor terpene(s): carvacrol, carvone, limonene, pinene