The list of improvements cannabis gives to health continues to grow longer
The multiple uses of cannabis in medicine are being tested by specialists around the world day after day. Scientific research, the increase of countries that legalized and the dissemination of information, have contributed to the spread of the medical use of cannabis. More and more people are turning to the potential effects of this plant to treat countless diseases, showing extraordinary results in the quality of life of millions of people.
A part of the population that benefits from this plant are those who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). There are preclinical studies and a sufficient scientific library that point to the fact that some cannabinoids could improve the behavior of this condition.
The consumption of active principles of cannabis helps to activate the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, thus producing changes in the production of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide, or oxytocin. As a result, patients’ affectivity is increased, hence its activation contributes to the development of affection towards others and their consequent socialization.
Alzheimer’s is also another difficult disease to treat in multiple patients, but according to several studies, marijuana has become an ideal option for all those caregivers of elderly people. Because cannabis reduces oxidative stress and excitotoxicity, a number of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, see significant improvement.
On the other hand, skin care can be optimized when marijuana enters the equation. Inflammatory diseases such as acne are left in the past when cannabidiol (CBD) oil comes to the rescue. Its anti-proliferative, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory capabilities are essential for healthy skin, free of any type of imperfections, helping even when it comes to sunburn.