Radula: What is it and what are its functions

Radula is actually a plant genus that contains about 300 different species, such asRadula marginata Or theRadula laxiramea, and which seems to have similar effects to those ofCannabis, another plant, popularly known as marijuana, which has a sedative and hallucinogenic effect.

While inCannabis, the substance that has an effect on the brain is Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in Radula the substance is called Perrotinolene, or PET, and it seems to affect the same brain receptors as THC, causing not only hallucinations and a feeling of well-being. being that leads to the consumption of marijuana, as well as having some health benefits.

Radula is a traditional plant from New Zealand, Costa Rica and Japan, which has a very simple structure and small leaves that resemble scales, being often compared with moss.

In these countries, species of the genus Radula have been used traditionally by indigenous peoples for many years to treat some health problems, but it is only now being investigated by scientists to identify all their effects and to understand whether they are safe for health.

Main functions of Radula in the body

Because it acts directly on the brain and has a strong analgesic effect, Radula's PET may come to be used in medicine to help treat some problems such as:

  • Inflammation in various parts of the body;
  • Chronic pain that does not improve with another treatment;
  • Psychological problems, such as depression or anxiety.

However, as with marijuana, several studies are still needed to confirm these properties and assess their safety.

Possible side effects

Due to the similarity with the components of marijuana, Radula's PET can cause several side effects in the body, especially when used indiscriminately. Some of these effects can include difficulty in moving, apathy, decreased motor coordination, altered heartbeat, decreased libido and even changes at the hormonal level.

However, it is also possible that these negative effects are lower than those of marijuana, since the concentration of PET in Radula is lower than that of THC in marijuana, being approximately 0.7 to 7% against 10% of THC in marijuana.

In addition, PET appears to affect neurons less negatively than THC, and does not appear to produce long-term memory problems, provided it is used correctly.

See what are the main side effects of marijuana, which could also happen with the use of Radula.