Cannabis is gaining popularity and is being used (wherever it has been legalized) in various food items and dietary supplements. It has also been a subject of research studies all over the world.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a key chemical compound found in cannabis. It is a leading natural medicine used to cure several illnesses. Let’s look at the positive effects of using CBD in this post.
Relieves Swelling and Pain
One of the major benefits of CBD is its natural pain relief qualities. A research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that CBD when used on mice and rats, helped reduce inflammation and pain. Another major benefit is that CBD stops nervous system deterioration.
Provides Antipsychotic Effects
CBD can be used as a tranquilizer to treat psychotic conditions. It is commonly used for clinical trials in various patients and in open case reports.
Helps Quit Smoking and Drug Withdrawals
A recent experimental study posted in Neurotherapeutics journal demonstrates that smokers who inhaled the CBD compound smoked fewer cigarettes and did not crave for extra nicotine. Another research found CBD as an alternative for people who misuse opioids. Researchers say that symptoms seen in patients with opioids abuse may be reduced by CBD. These symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, pain and mood swings.
Helps to Prevent Cancer
According to some scientific reports and a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD possesses pro-apoptotic, antiproliferative effects. These effects help prevent migration, invasion, and adhesion of cancer cells. It prevents the growth of breast tumor cell lines and demonstrates less strength in non-cancer cells.
For years, people have been using cannabis to suppress vomiting and nausea. Research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has proved that among the 80 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana, the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps relieve nausea and vomiting.
Some other benefits include the following:
- Treats Seizures and Other Neurological Disorders
- Lowers Diabetes
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Reduces Acne
- Possesses Neuroprotective properties
- Improves Heart Health and Skin Conditions