Believe it or not, Cannabis Oil or CBD (Cannabidiol) has a wide range of medicinal properties which could help you improve your body’s health, reduce stress and anxiety, boost your heart health, and much more. In brief, despite the controversy surrounding it, this miracle oil could help improve people’s life in general.
Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been used to treat health conditions for thousands of years, along with other uses such as manufacturing of perfumes, soaps, candles and more. But why, containing so many benefits, is it considered illegal? Cannabis has over 60 compounds, however two of them are particularly controversial: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol), which are usually present in the highest concentrations.
THC is known for its psychoactive properties, producing various psychological effects on the user and being dangerous if consumed to excess, reason why it was banned in the United States and many other countries in the 1930s and 1940s. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, making it a poor choice for recreational users but great for developing medicines and treating medical conditions.
What are its benefits?
As mentioned before, CBD has a large amount of benefits such as treating many diseases: anxiety, anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, and many more. We’ll discuss about some of these:
CBD for Stress and Anxiety:
Everyone’s felt stressed at times, whether it'as produced by work, university, family problems, traumatic experiences, etc. But sometimes stress can reach such high levels that medical assistance is required, here’s where CBD benefits come to show. Cannabis oil has the ability to both release pleasure hormones and relax the mind, because its components activate specific receptors located throughout the body that produce pharmacologic effects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system.
CBD for Obesity:
CBD also can help people with metabolism or eating disorders since it has the ability to boost or suppress appetite. When treated with cannabis oil, the neurons in the brain release a hormone that reduces hunger and one that promotes appetite, depending on which hormone is triggered the patient may feel hunger or not, helping control eating behaviors and disorders.
CBD for Epilepsy:
Cannabis oil has a promising future to work as a treatment and cure for epilepsy, seizures and other similar neurological disorders. CBD has the ability to control the occurrence of epileptic seizures with a mechanism similar to anti-epileptic drugs available in the market. Along with this, other advantages include: lower cost, biocompatibility and no side effects.
CBD for Chronic pain:
Chronic pain is different from common pain, it persists for long periods of time, weeks, months or even longer. The causes of this kind of pain are still subject to study, it may be due to the reason that brain chemicals that usually stop pain after you start getting better from illness or injury are not working right. It may also occur without a known cause. Along with chronic pain other discomforts appear: fatigue, sleep disturbances and decreased appetite. CBD can be a powerful aid to relieve these discomforts since CBD has the ability to modulate pain by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways. Some of the benefits include: anti-flammatory properties, muscles relaxation, helps regain sleep and uplifts depression.
CBD for Cardiovascular diseases:
CBD has excellent antioxidant properties which benefit the heart and prevent cardiovascular disease. Studies on animals have been carried out and show that the treatment with cannabis oil may prevent a range of cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis and heart attacks. CBD has an effect on blood vessels that causes them to relax and widen, becoming a natural way to lower blood pressure and, therefore, improving circulation.
CBD for Cancer:
Although more research on this subject need to be done, many studies show that cannabis oil has some anticancer properties, being considered as a natural cancer treatment as well as cancer preventer option, since it has the capacity to reduce the size of tumors and relieve the feelings of nausea, pain, lack of appetite and weakness. It is worth mentioning that patients treated with cannabis oil showed increased vitality since the cannabis therapy had no toxic side effects and only psychosomatic properties.
Many are the benefits and very little the side effects of the cannabis oil treatment. However, there’s still much research to be done and possibly many more benefits to be discovered.
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