Plant-derived natural therapeutics targeting cannabinoid receptors in metabolic syndrome and its complications: A review

Ashwani S. Patil, Umesh B. Mahajan, Yogeeta O. Agrawal, Kalpesh R. Patil, Chandragouda R. Patil, Shreesh Ojha, Charu Sharma, Sameer N. Goyal

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is natural physiological system in the humans. The presence of the ECS system involves different roles in body. The endocannabinoid system involves regulation of most of the centers, which regulates the hunger and leads to changes in the weight. In the present article, we reviewed the role of natural cannabinoid compounds in metabolic disorders and related complications. We studied variety of a plant-derived cannabinoids in treating the metabolic syndrome including stoutness, fatty acid liver diseases, insulin obstruction, dementia, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, endothelial damage, and polycystic ovarian syndrome and so on. The activation of cannabinoid receptors demonstrates a significant number of beneficial approaches concerning metabolic syndrome and reduces the pro-inflammatory cytokines on account of aggravation, decreased oxidative stress and uneasiness, diminishes liver fibrosis, with reduces adiponectin. Pre-clinical investigations of plant-derived cannabinoids resulted in promising outcomes. The different distinctive plant-derived cannabinoids were discovered like cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabidiol (CBG). It has been observed that endogenous cannabinoids and plant-derived cannabinoids have an advantageous impact on limiting the metabolic disorder arising due to lifestyle changes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110889
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Cannabinoid receptors
  • Endocannabinoids
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Plant-derived cannabinoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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