Cannabis contains many different substances. We know the effect of many of these substances through research. But there are also many substances in the cannabis plant that researchers do not yet know much about. It is known that cannabis contains more than 480 active ingredients. You can subdivide these ingredients into cannabinoids, terpenes, and Flavonoids. In this article, we will focus on Flavonoids. Read on to find out what kind of Flavonoids are present in cannabis and what their function is.
The effects of Flavonoids
You will not find Flavonoids only in cannabis plants. They are found in many other plants and also in vegetables and fruit. Research shows that flavonoids can be partly responsible for the many health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The flavonoids that occur in plants have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is also believed that certain flavonoids have a preventive effect against diabetes and thrombosis. Moreover, research has shown that flavonoids protect the nervous system. Various studies also indicate that flavonoids can have a positive influence on cardiovascular health. In addition, blood sugar levels also benefit from flavonoids because they have a regulatory effect.
What exactly are Flavonoids?
We're not going to teach chemistry here, don't be afraid. But to understand something about flavonoids, we need to go a bit deeper. Because what exactly are flavonoids? Flavonoids belong to a group of plant-based chemicals. These are also called phytonutrients. These substances are found in many types of plants, fruit, and vegetables, including marijuana plants. Flavonoids play a role in creating the attractive colors of many vegetables and fruits. They play an important role in coloring the flowers. Flavonoids also ensure that flowers (or fruits) produce pigments that are found attractive by insects, such as bees and flies, that help with pollination. Research shows that there are more than 6,000 different types of flavonoids. Not all of these different Flavonoids have been investigated. This huge group can be reduced to twelve separate categories.
Flavonoids in cannabis
Enough about flavonoids in general. What about flavonoids in cannabis? Because just like all other plants around us, weed plants also contain a lot of flavonoids. Well, flavonoids play a big role in cannabis. It is the flavonoids that ensure that marijuana plants have such intense colors, distinct flavors, and scents. Flavonoids do that, along with terpenes.
As you know as a cannabis lover, cannabis flowers can have many different colors. Sometimes they are purple or blue, sometimes green, red or yellow. Flavonoids give color to weed plants and their development during the life cycle of the plant. They also play an important role in filtering UV light and they protect cannabis plants by helping to repel pests and diseases.