Phenolic compounds[Phenolic ˈkɒmpaʊndz]
Phenolic compounds are chemical substances present in the Cannabis plant responsible for antioxidant activity due to their bioactive properties. Flavonoids, lignanamides, and phenolic acids are among the phenolic chemicals produced by the plant. While phenolic chemicals are not required for plant development, they provide medicinal benefits to individuals who ingest them. Phenolic chemicals also affect the plant’s flavor and color.
Cannabis-specific flavonoids Cannflavin A and B have been shown in studies to have anti-inflammatory effects thirty times stronger than aspirin. Cannflavin A has also been discovered to possess specific properties for nerves protection, acting as a buffer against neurotoxicity. This is according to a study conducted in 2019.