Endocannabiod system and terpenoids

“Many of us have heard of some of the transmitter systems within our bodies, such as the sympathetic nervous system, which gives us our fight-or-flight response. Fewer have heard of the more recently discovered endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is amazing when you consider that the ECS is critical for almost every aspect of our moment-to-moment functioning. The ECS regulates and controls many of our most critical bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, sleep, temperature control, pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and eating”(ref: Harvard Health Publishing)

There is ever more evidence that the terpene molecules constituents of essential oils play an important part in the endocannabinoid system regulation and therefore the control in many critical body functions.

Essential oil terpenes interact basically with the CB2 class receptors of the ECS and in order to understand the importance of this course consider:  CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells. This makes them a great target for treating ailments such as inflammatory conditions, neuropathic pain and modulating the immune system. 

Scientific research has begun to investigate terpene molecules, for example β caryopellene, linolol and many sesquiterpenes. One final consideration is that terpenes and sesquiterpenes are the main constituents of essential oils.

The course is held by  Associate Professor Dr. Karácsony Ferenc &  Dr. Steve John  Chiola

Course duration and the teaching method:

10 course 5 modules  of 2 hour each, online Zoom platform in a one-on-one mentorship basis or a group class.


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