It has long been known that resinous cannabis flower tops are well endowed with medicinal components. But that’s not the only part of the plant that has been used for therapeutic purposes. Cannabis roots have also provided relief for various ailments in traditional cultures.
Viola Brugnatelli is founder and curator of the online science magazine Nature Going Smart. A neuroscientist who specializes in cannabinoid circuitry and G-protein coupled receptor signaling, Brugnatelli received an honors degree from the University of Dundee in Ireland. In addition to her academic and research training, she has extensive experience with therapeutic cannabis and terpenes from a clinical perspective. Brugnatelli currently is a lecturer on Medical Cannabis at the University of Padua in Italy.