The inherent properties of cannabis make it a better all-natural solution for asthma
According to the World Health Organization, around 339 million people suffer from asthma on a daily or routine basis. The chronic disorder that causes the respiratory airways to become blocked due to swelling or inflammation can be deadly if not properly treated, which usually means using corticosteroid-based inhalers, which, over an extended period of time, can cause other health problems. As more is being understood about cannabis and its compounds, one in particular, cannabidiol (CBD), is quickly gaining support in helping asthma sufferers deal with the disease.
There are a number of causes of asthma, including allergies to dust, dirt, mold spores and more. Regardless of the cause, the result is the same – shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, coughing, chest pains and wheezing. Daily use of corticosteroid-based inhalers is not recommended due to the body’s ability to build up a tolerance; however, CBD oil, when taken on a regular basis, has quickly gained support as the negative stigma surrounding the plant fades away.
CBD oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce the swelling of the airways. It can also act as an antispasmodic, helping the bronchi and bronchioles regain control and relieve muscle spasticity. Because CBD has natural calming effects, it also helps asthma sufferers sleep better, which improves overall health.
CBD has been shown not to be habit-forming, which is a huge plus for those dealing with regular bouts of asthma. The best alternative is to place a couple of drops under the tongue and hold them there for about a minute before swallowing. Alternatively, they can be added to food and, either way, the CBD will be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream.