Cannabidiol treatment has revolutionized 21st century medicine. And no wonder. When we come across patients who were previously treated with various allopathic medicines, with adverse side effects, who after cannabinoid therapy were able to ‘wean’ from one or more conventional medications and now have a better quality of life because of cannabis, it is difficult to dispute that statement.
Both CBD and THC bind to G-protein-coupled receptors in various organs. The receivers are called CB1 and CB2. In addition to these two receptors, CBD connects to other types of receptors such as TRPV, 5-HT1A, GPR55 and PPARγ, leading to several therapeutic effects.
Its anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and antitumor properties make its application possible in the treatment of numerous diseases.
In recent years, CBD (cannabidiol) has presented itself as an effective alternative in the treatment of diseases such as refractory epilepsy, for example, in addition to treating autism and mental disorders and disorders, such as anxiety and its consequences, which affect 9.3% of the Brazilian population, according to the WHO (United Nations).
A review carried out by Brazilian researchers, published in the Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, pointed out that studies with animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest that CBD has anxiolytic effects. In addition, CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder.
When it comes to treatment with cannabidiol to combat seizures and diseases of the central nervous system, the conclusions of the studies are promising.
A bibliographic meeting also held in Brazil concluded that cannabidiol has a wide therapeutic potential at the level of the central nervous system, showing great importance in the treatment of several neurological disorders.
“Furthermore, the recognized anticonvulsant effect of cannabidiol is capable of significantly reducing seizures in drug-resistant epileptic patients, as well as preventing irreversible brain damage and preventing retrograde effects on the development of children and adolescents,” concluded the researchers.
Skin diseases are also on the list of pathologies that can be treated with cannabidiol.
Italian researchers conducted a spontaneous, anecdotal, retrospective study of 20 patients with two of the most common skin conditions: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and resulting scarring. Subjects were instructed to administer CBD-enriched topical ointment to the damaged areas of skin twice daily for three months of treatment.
The result was that treatment with cannabidiol significantly improved skin, symptoms, and PASI (clinical questionnaire) score.
We made a list on our blog where we raised 32 diseases where treatment with cannabidiol can be used. Its applications range from skin diseases such as acne, mood regulation to rare and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. See the full list here.