Cannabis contains over 500 components. The most important are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which belong to the group of cannabinoids. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, but offers great medicinal potential. This is one of the reasons we have seen a real boom in CBD in recent years. The volume of research on CBD and its medicinal benefits grows continuously. As a result, there is a clearer idea of how CBD can be used as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of different diseases and disorders.
CBD has a wide range of medicinal benefits
The number of uses of CBD as a medicine continues to grow to the point that we have hardly ever encountered such a versatile substance. To date, the pharmaceutical industry has yet to come up with a single drug with as many applications as CBD.
CBD is known for its anti-emetic properties, anti-psychotics, anti-inflammatories, detoxifiers, tumor inhibitors, anti-anxiety and anti-depressants. Some of these properties have been studied extensively, while others are still in the early stages of research.
As we have explained, CBD has come under intense scrutiny as a treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. However, many people simply use CBD as a dietary supplement due to the wide range of physiological effects it has, even in the absence of disease. Some of the others therapeutic properties of CBD include:
- Neuroprotecteur ;
- Sleep aid
Basically, these properties can be taken into account in order to improve the quality of life, especially for patients with chronic diseases. How much a good night’s sleep and increased appetite can improve the health of a patient with chronic illness is often underestimated, which is why CBD is often used to supplement traditional treatment lines.
And the research continues …
The cannabis use is now a public health issue. Its use for medicinal purposes is growing all over the world.
L’medical use of cannabis can refer to a wide variety of drugs, preparations and products containing different active ingredients, at different concentrations, and used by various routes of administration. Each of these factors has a significant impact with consequences on human health.
Although some studies are known on its therapeutic use to treat different pathologies (such as refractory epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, sleep and anxiety disorders, chronic pain, poor appetite, etc.), more scientific research is needed to help to elucidate the therapeutic effects of each of the compounds derived from cannabis.
Their interactions, as well as the risk of abuse and the short and long-term adverse health consequences after prolonged administration are also studied. Although the medical use of the preparations derived from the plant Cannabis Sativa L. has a long history, the ban on its consumption for decades has delayed medical and scientific advances in this area.