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Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Chagas disease is a chronic condition caused by a parasite common in the South and Central Americas. The parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) is primarily transmitted by a blood-feeding bug called “kissing bug” or triatomine (kissing bug because they emerge at night and tend to feed on tissue around the eye and face). However, transmissions are also possible through contaminated food, contaminated blood transfusions, or it can be passed on from the mother to the fetus. Read

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