9 Health Benefits of Weed That Nobody Talks About
The marijuana legalization debate is sweeping the country. Currently, marijuana is legal in some form (medicinal, recreational, or both) in nearly 29 states counting in the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia as of April 2017.
While recreational marijuana is still controversial, many people believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses.
Here is the list of 9 medical benefits of marijuana which will make it clear enough to everyone who knows cannabis, that it’s something of a miracle herb:
- Revamping The Lungs
It is as surprising as it is true that inhaling this herb has benefits of its own. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that there is no correlation between lung disease or cancer, however it was found that habitual consumers had greater lung capacity.
- Abate The Advancement Of Cancer
As the search for anti- cancer treatments goes on, cannabis has proved to be a potential cure in numerous scientific studies. CBD oil has proven its worth in treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
A few studies have found that inhaled (smoked or vaporized) marijuana can be a helpful treatment of neuropathic pain (pain caused by damaged nerves).Smoked marijuana has also helped improve food intake in HIV patients in studies.
More recently, scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer.There have been some early clinical trials of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans and more studies are planned. While the studies so far have shown that cannabinoids can be safe in treating cancer.
- Down-Turning Anxiety
Many of the long term users have reported that the drug helps in reducing anxiety, citing relaxation and stress relief as its main benefits. It helps in reducing panic attacks, but high doses can leave you more anxious and paranoid. A recent Canadian study found that within 90 days of using prescribed medical cannabis for anxiety and pain, 40% of patients were able to stop using a commonly prescribed anxiety drug (benzodiazepines) which had its own side-effects.
- Scaling Down The Chronic Pain
Cannabis helps in alleviating the chronic pain. A new study from Canada conducted on 215 patients from different clinics showed that with a span time of one year, cannabis usage helped in reduction of pain and useful in increased quality of life. The patients were given options of using flower, marijuana seeds while each contained THC 12.5%.
- Curtailing The Hangover
A hangover can be a brutal blow. Probably, weed can help you reduce the side-effects ordinarily associated with hangovers including headaches and light sensitivity. Some of the strains are very effective in treating hangovers.
- Promoting Wellness
Even the edibles that is cannabis seeds have health benefits of their own, marijuana seeds are excellent source of protein and can be low carb, low fat alternative to meat. Cannabis seeds are enriched with omegas which are amino acids which are good for heart and these seeds ensure the vital fuel to power the healthy living.
- Reducing Itchiness
Pruritus is a medical way of saying “itchy”. Not only mosquito bites but also bodily itching can be reduced by the use of weed infused lotions. A 2009 overview of new research into endocannabinoid system (ECS) and skin health wrote: “The ECS has a crucial role in central and peripheral processing, and in the control of such skin-derived sensory phenomena as pain and itch.”
- Downturn Seizures
Use of cannabis especially its chemical constituent CBD, becomes important for the patients suffering from epilepsy. And the other content of cannabis-THC works in controlling the excitement. Cannabis Practitioners working treating the disease, have reported their findings in a peer-analyzed article that highlights the complex challenges and unique remedial potential of cannabis oil concentrates.
- Cushioning The Brain
Medical marijuana has displayed the best therapeutic properties when it comes to saving the brain. Researchers of Salk Institute Labs in San Diego discovered the psychoactive compound in marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—and a few other active compounds remove amyloid beta proteins from lab-grown neurons. Amyloid is the toxic protein known to accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The compounds also significantly reduced cellular inflammation, an underlying factor in the disease’s progression.