Cannabis can help reduce the impact of meningitis on the body

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The debilitating health affliction can be eased with moderate cannabis consumption

Meningitis is an inflammation of the fluid and membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The swelling of meningitis usually triggers signs and symptoms such as headache, fever, and neck stiffness. Cannabis has been becoming a positive ally in the treatment of this condition.

Conventional treatment for meningitis usually includes hospitalization, intravenous antibiotics, and antifungal agents. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for viral meningitis. Side effects of these medications include vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the tongue, abdominal pain, headaches, indigestion, allergic reaction, and rash.

Endocannabinoids are involved in immune modulation, neuroprotection, and control of inflammation in the central nervous system. Therefore, cannabis, in conjunction with cannabidiol (CBD), can offer instant relief from swelling and pain. CBD reduces symptoms of insomnia, loss of appetite, and irritability. Not only that, but daily symptom assessments also demonstrated the absence of significant withdrawal, anxiety and other symptoms.

According to several studies, medical cannabis has been able to prevent memory impairment and reduced signs of inflammation. Combining CBD with antibiotics gives them time to work and helps the body heal without any long-term disability.

It has been observed how effective CBD is in fighting bacteria. In several cases, it has been seen that CBD has a very similar potency to that of common antibiotics. As if this were not enough, CBD was also found to be effective in breaking down the biofilm around bacteria, which makes it difficult for antibiotics to penetrate and therefore kill them.