The knowledge about the therapeutic properties of Cannabis is millenary, but only in recent years has science intensified studies about its benefits and, since then, several researches have supported and expanded the knowledge about this plant and how it acts in our body. Let’s get to know in this article the beneficial effects of Cannabis.
Prejudice is still one of the biggest barriers that researchers face in starting or continuing to study cannabis.
Even in the midst of so many challenges, there is no longer any way to deny the beneficial effects of Cannabis, which presents itself as a therapeutic alternative for the treatment of various diseases and disorders and for reducing the side effects of processes such as chemotherapy.
To help you understand a little more about the benefits of Cannabis, we have created a list so that you can get informed and share this information with those who need it.
1 – Regulates or organism
The endocannabinoid system is present in our central nervous system. Cannabis has the potential to stimulate the receptors of this system and act as a regulatory mechanism for what is out of balance. Hence, it is common to note that the plant is used as a treatment for so many different pathologies and conditions. This is one of the main beneficial effects of Cannabis.
2 – CBD and its properties
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most studied cannabinoids in the plant together with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). The substance is considered sedative, anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
Among the diseases treated with cannabidiol are: epilepsy, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, skin diseases, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, among others.
3 – THC and its benefits
THC is the psychoactive principle of the plant, responsible for the ‘high’ and, therefore, a social taboo. However, its medicinal use has been shown to be effective in the treatment of several mental illnesses and disorders, such as depression, due to its antidepressant properties, and anticonvulsant, in the treatment of epilepsy, for example.
Given the action of these benefits in the body, the scientific literature shows that it is possible to treat diseases such as depression, anorexia, asthma, glaucoma, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), fibromyalgia, intense pain and much more with THC.
See other diseases and conditions THC can treat.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Anorexia and Cachexia
- movement disorders
- Psychiatric symptoms
- Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation
4 – Beneficial synergy
Although each cannabinoid has a different action in the stimuli of the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and other systems, there are studies that show that the synergy between all of them, in addition to other plant substances, such as terpenes and flavonoids, are extremely beneficial to the body.
This effect is called entourage, which occurs from the consumption of full-spectrum oils, which means that it contains all the substances present in Cannabis, not just any of the isolated cannabinoids.
5 – Treatment of side effects
Patients often end up having to deal with the side effects of conventional treatments for diseases such as cancer or even ‘strong’ allopathic medications such as antidepressants and anxiolytics.
The plant is an option for those seeking to improve these consequences on the body from the beneficial effects of cannabis.
In the case of chemotherapy, the patient suffers from symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sores and skin hypersensitivity.
Cannabis has an anti-emetic function, which acts against stomach discomfort, and an anti-inflammatory function, which can help control skin problems.
In addition, its mood regulating effect can help the patient to be calmer during treatment.
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