Relying on all-natural cannabis to treat health issues can be a smart move for many
After being considered an illegal substance for decades, marijuana is being re-evaluated culturally and legally by many countries. Scientific research, the increase in the number of countries that have legalized it, as well as the wide range of information dissemination have contributed to the widespread medical use of cannabis. Millions of people have now improved their quality of life in many aspects thanks to the different health and wellness benefits of marijuana.
The first benefit of the plant in the human body is found in pain control. One of the first (current) uses given to the plant was for the control of intense pain in some cancer patients and then it started to be tested in patients with multiple sclerosis and other severe injuries. The definitive evidence that cannabinoids are effective in the treatment of chronic pain has already been confirmed by several studies.
Occasional insomnia is a part of life for many, but when sleep disorders become chronic, they quickly cause problems for the person affected. The relaxing effects of marijuana can help this condition, providing an incomparable quality of sleep.
Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychotropic component of marijuana, may help control epileptic seizures in children and adolescents. This is also consistent with observations of patients who used cannabis on its own to improve symptoms, and with fewer side effects.
In the US, post-traumatic stress syndrome is the most commonly used reason for prescribing marijuana to patients. The study with veterans indicates that it reduces feelings of fear and anxiety. Marijuana also reduces nightmares in these patients as it disturbs the sleep cycles where they occur.
Cannabis, and more specifically, smoking marijuana, has beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) slows down the development of amyloid plaques that form in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, thus slowing down the disease. The mixture of CBD and THC can also help to preserve memory.