The crude hexane and methanol extracts of V divaricata exhibited anti-proliferation activity and as such, it is a potential drug for cancer chemotherapy and prevention.
Background: Vernonia divaricata is one of five endemic Vernonia species of Jamaica. The ethno-medicinal uses of other species have been established, however, scientific validation of this species has not yet been done and as such this paper is aimed at identifying the anti-cancer activity of V divaricata against leukaemia, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.
Anecdotal and traditional use has long proclaimed the use of cannabis in the management of a number of pain conditions. The article outlines the use of cannabinoids and cannabis based medicines in the treatment of chronic pain.
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