The use of Cannabis for medical purposes is well known from the ancient times. From China to India, and from North Africa to Europe Cannabis has been helping Humanity for thousands of years. Cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 until 1942. At that time It was prescribed for labor pain, nausea, and rheumatism. Cannabis when taken in appropriate doses, can help in many Health conditions. Several studies show that the use of Cannabis can improve the quality of life in several ways.
Here are some important Health Benefits of Cannabis:
Helps Cancer Patients
In adults who have to go through chemotherapy and all the symptoms like nausea and vomiting, Cannabis is used orally and the cannabinoids seem to be powerful and effective antiemetics.
Soothes Chronic Pain
Adults who suffer from chronic pain, were treated with cannabinoids are more likely to experience a clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms. Depending on the case, many patients can use bongs and certain cannabis strains to soothe their pain.
Fights symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
People with multiple sclerosis (MS)-related spasticity, have reported that the use of cannabis improves their spasticity symptoms.
Improves Lung Health
Help reverse the carcinogen effects of tobacco, and improve lung health
In January 2012, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that Cannabis can improve the functions of our lungs, and can increase their capacity.
Cannabis Helps people quit Toxic habits
Smoking weed helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found. Researchers at Columbia University monitored patients undergoing treatment for opiate addiction – and found that patients who smoked weed were more able to sleep, less anxious, and more likely to complete their course.
Cannabis stops cancer cells from growing and spreading.
Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center reported in 2007 that Cannabidiol may help prevent cancer from spreading, Moreover preliminary studies on brain tumors in mice have shown that THC and CBD can slow or shrink tumors at the right dose. Another study found that Cannabis can significantly slow the growth of the type of brain tumor associated with 80% of malignant brain cancer in people.
Assist with Asthma
As we mentioned before cannabis helps increase the efficiency of our lungs through a dilation of our airways. In this way our breathing airways open more. This can help those who suffer from asthma to breath better and find relief. It would be better to avoid smoking but instead use a vaporizer or edibles.
There’s no doubt that the future will hold more surprises for the medical uses of Cannabis.