Do you think weed is harmful? Does it make you feel dizzy? This is just a temporary impact. Even though marijuana is a recreational drug, certain compounds in it have medicinal qualities. Chemists are conducting elaborate tests to assess the medical advantages of marijuana. They have also come across some positive results. In this article, we will discuss about the advantages of weed.
Useful Compounds in Weed
THC also called tetrahydrocannabinol can relive body pain and CBD referred to as cannabidiol by chemists can kill cancerous cells.
Medical Advantages of Weed
# Prevents epileptic seizures
In an experiment, scientists gave synthetic marijuana and extracts of marijuana to rats suffering from epilepsy. Tetrahydrocannabinol present in marijuana attach with the brain cells that are responsible for inducing a relaxed state of mind. This way, it controls seizures in epileptic patients.
# Reduces anxiousness
Marijuana can sedate the user and he or she stops feeling pain. It is also responsible for improving mood of the user. Thus, depression is cured by using weed. It is considered that the usefulness of weed is increased by its sedative property.
# Eases the pain of multiple sclerosis
Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis often undergo painful feelings in their muscles. Some patients were selected for a research. They were asked to smoke marijuana for a specified number of days. Interestingly, after smoking weed for the given period, the patients suffered less pain.
THC stops spasms in the muscles. Also, it attaches itself to muscle and nerve receptors. This assists in reducing pain of the muscles.
# Cures stomach related diseases
Patients who have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease can experience the good impacts of marijuana. Cannabidiol and THC combine with certain body cells. These cells are responsible for immune responses and better gut function. Marijuana’s cannabinoids prevent the cannabinoids in the body that make the body permeable to bacteria.
# Helps in staying thin
If you smoke cannabis, you can stay thin and have a better metabolism. A research was conducted with around four thousand adults in America. It was found that those who consumed marijuana had faster metabolic rate than non-users.
# Relieves arthritis pain
In the event that a person suffers from arthritis or any other type of painful ailment, cannabis can be of good use for him or her. Weed has cannabinoids that induce sleep, decrease pain and reduces swelling. Arthritic patients treated with marijuana based medicines experience faster relief than those who are not treated with such medicines.
# Allows the brain to work with creativity
If used in small doses, marijuana can enhance the creative capacity of the brain. For instance, if a person who smokes weed is asked to come up with synonyms of a word, he or she will be faster than those who do not smoke. This change in the brain’s activity is because of the brain stimulating capacity of marijuana.
Therefore, we can say that marijuana is a useful plant. If taken in controlled doses, you can realize its medicinal effects.
Author Bio – HollyArcher has written articles for Rocky Mountain Remedies. She supports the use of marijuana in curing many diseases.