A lot’s been written about the hemp product CBD, but what does medical science actually say about its healing properties and are there any diseases that it can cure? Hemp has been used throughout history recreationally and/or for medical purposes; but for someone living with a serious medical condition, the idea that cannabis can offer better results than prescription pills may come as a surprise. But if we’re to look at the ongoing fight to decriminalize weed, this is what a growing section of the population want to see happen.
There’s a lot of digital content coming out about CBD’s medical properties (and mounting evidence to support many of these claims), so to educate you further, we’ve compiled a list of five severe medical conditions that research has proven can be treated by hemp products.
Pain and Inflammation
Chronic pain accounts for a big chunk of medicines bought each year, but many of these drugs when used for a long time cause moderate-to-serious side effects.It explains why there’s such a growing interest in hemp as pain medication. What’s worse, some users don’t experience the same relief from pain as they do when using CBD.
CBD works through a seemingly straightforward mechanism to alleviate pain and because cannabis contains endocannabinoids that are similar to the ones produced naturally in the body, a type of binding occurs between CBD and the endocannabinoid system. Cannabidiol (CBD) attaches to brain receptors responsible for transmitting pain signals and basically stops the brain from recognizing pain.
Neuropathic pain is one of two types of pain that CBD has been shown to treat. In this particular case, neuropathic pain resulting from Multiple Sclerosis can be treated with the spray Sativex, which contains CBD as the active ingredient. The second type of pain that has been studied with regard to CBD is bowel disease, or intestinal problems that cause pain and inflammation. A 2011PLos One study on bowel disease found that CBD was a “promising therapeutic agent”.
Most people agree that cannabis has a history as pain medication, so it’s not hard to conclude that when the psychoactive element is removed, cannabis products basically become pain medication. Clinical trials have supported this claim, and you can look it up anywhere and find studies supporting cannabidiol as a pain reliever.
After performing extensive blood work in a clinical trial, one researcher found that of all the 16 individuals that took part in the trial showed “significant improvements” in the range of 12-15% with regard to lowered markers for cardiovascular dysfunction. The main inflammatory markers were c-reactive protein, EST, and homocysteine – all of which are risk factors for heart health.
It’s important to mention that research at this point has not been done extensively on people to prove entirely that CBD can be used in place of pharmaceutical products especially when treating things like stroke, myocardial infarction, and hypertension. A lot more medical research needs to be done before something conclusive comes out of it. At the moment, there is some indication that CDB has a positive effect on hemodynamics in situations where the entire cardiovascular system has changed; all of which means that CBD may at some point be recommended as treatment for hypertension, stroke, and myocardial infarction.
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