Chronic inflammation is a major factor in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus, colitis or arthritis. Cannabinoids when taken, reduces the level of C-reactive protein which in turns decreases inflammation. THC also can alter DNA expression in a way that ultimately suppresses inflammation.
CBD, CBN, CBC, THC, CBG and as much as other 120 chemicals are classed as cannabinoids and are found in the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids are responsible for the effect created by the consumption of cannabis. Cannabinoids have therapeutic benefits out of which is the reduction of inflammation.
For example, THC helps in pain relief, insomnia, relaxation and appetite stimulation. It is also known to have an anti-depressant effect. CBD is good for pain relief as a result of convulsion and inflammation. It also gives great relief for patients with epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and MS. Another significant benefit is its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous cell as this is done by combining it with THC. CBC has a sedative effect and helps relaxation. CBG is notable for inflammation reduction and also useful in the reduction of intraocular pressure in the case of glaucoma.
Healing and Psycho- Active Benefits of Cannabinoids
Consumption in edible or vapor form is the most common for effective Cannabinoid dosing. Hemp oil is considered as the most nutritious oil derived from a plant. This is because it contains 80% essential fatty acids in the appropriate ratio 3:1 for Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils.
There many other health conditions that cannabis can help in treating. Below are few of diseases that cannabinoids can treat.
Cancer – Cancer cells can be slowed down, shrank and killed by cannabinoid such as THC which turns off ID-1 gene which is responsible for cancer.
Glaucoma – cannabis helps in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) which is responsible for glaucoma.
Arthritis – Sativex derived from cannabinoids helps in the significant reduction of inflammation and pain.
Epileptic seizures – eliminating seizure is now possible through the use of THC which binds brain cells that are responsible for relaxation and managing excitability.
Multiple sclerosis MS – cannabis can help in treating muscle contraction as in the case of MS. Patients are relieved from pain as it serves as a fast acting- agent for sudden symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease – it helps the fine motor skill of sufferers as it treats tremors and pains.
Crohn’s disease – it treats the symptoms which include inflamed bowels and nausea and also cures the disease by restoring the normal intestinal function in the body.