The human culture has discovered the therapeutic potential of cannabis centuries ago, long before any scientific study, as we define it today, could be performed. As a medicinal herb it’s been given by ancient cultures as treatment for pain relief, convolution, fever, muscle spasm, nausea and vomiting, long labor, insomnia, migraine and asthma. However, in the mid 20th century the clinical use of cannabis has been dramatically reduced and is limited ever since.
Cannabis contains a variety of phyto molecule: cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids which together bring about the cannabis therapeutic benefit. The content of these compounds in cannabis flower is not only determined by its genetics, but is highly influenced by its environmental setup. Thus, the growth conditions (humidity, nutrition and light level), time of harvest, drying conditions and physical localization on the stem will define the phenotype of the flower.