Cytotoxic Potential of Industrial Hemp Extracts
Keywords:Cannabis sativa, cancer, polyphenols
AbstractIndustrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a source of fibers, oil, and valuable secondary metabolites. Regarding phenolic compounds, it has to be noted that the plant biosynthesizes molecules with various pharmacological benefits. The aim of this study was to prove the cytotoxic potential of hemp polar and non-polar fractions against two cancer cell lines (BT-20 and U87). The study revealed the potential antitumor activity of industrial hemp selective fractions but a correlation between polyphenols content and the cytotoxic effect could not be established.
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