Dr. Frankel's Journal

Posts Tagged "CBD"

STOP AND SMELL THE TERPENES

September 7, 2016
Allan Frankel, MD

Terpenes are the compounds that give fragrant aromas to plants and flowers. In roses, there are multiple terpenes producing the scent we all love so much. In citrus fruit, such as the lemon, the terpene limonene provides the scent. When we…

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INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS CBD AND POSSIBLY THC-A??

August 27, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

I have had a number of patients come in with complaints related to Interstitial Cystitis. IC is a fairly common problem in both men and women and is essentially an inflammatory condition of the bladder and at times the urethra….

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“Anti-Tumoral Effects of Cannabinoid Combinations” For Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

August 16, 2015
Allan Frankel, MD

Here is another patent, in this case from GW Pharmaceuticals. It is for the treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumors. What is particularly interesting is: 1. It is from 2009 2. It involves varying ratios of CBD:THC This is incredibly benign…

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DR FRANKEL DISCUSSES THE “ENTOURAGE EFFECT” AND HEMP

March 12, 2014
Allan Frankel, MD

Many of us have witnessed in recent years the new “medical cannabis” medications which are supposedly hemp based. (See http://www.dixiex.com) Assuming that these claims are correct, for some reason all of a sudden companies are selling online CBD capsules just…

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Tamoxifen Joint Pains Helped By CBD(Cannabidiol)

September 27, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

I have had two patients recently with breast cancer who were on Tamoxifen, an estrogen inhibitor. A fairly common side effect of Tamoxifen is joint pains. For many of these women, it presents as an arthritic condition affecting both large…

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CBD(Cannabidiol) and Drug Interactions

September 25, 2011
Allan Frankel, MD

CBD is metabolized in the liver by the P450 enzymatic system. So, any other drug, including THC, is affected to an unknown amount. Generally these interactions are said to be minimal, but for sure with THC, the THC effect is…

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