Monthly Archives: September 2020

Cannabidiol: A Race to Relief

by Nishi Whiteley, Ethan Russo, MD Few chemical compounds have enjoyed such a rapid ascent to market acceptance and consumer popularity as CBD. According to BDS Analytics, the US hemp-derived CBD market is projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024.1 CBD was the top-selling herbal dietary supplement in US natural retail stores in 2019, according to the American Botanical Council’s Herb Market Report. Sales

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A Revision of the “Catalogue” of Biblical Medicinal Plants

A large body of research has attempted to identify and catalogue “plants mentioned in the Bible,” especially medicinal plants, mostly based on linguistics and philology. Fundamental flaws of these attempts include the unfamiliarity of most researchers with Biblical-era languages; myriad mistranslations of the collection of works called “the Bible,” many of them deliberate; and disagreement over which works are properly

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