Cannabis

In the early 18th century marijuana was popularly used for recreational purposes. Gradually, this schedule I drug was made medicine-friendly by artificially synthesizing the active ingredient THC. This was followed by the FDA approving the ingredient for use in the field of medicine. There has been an increase in the use of medical marijuana in Canada and several doctors recommend the drug for treating disorders. www.medicaldaily.com/ lists weird medicines that have to trend in the social media and the medical world and marijuana is one of them.

Here are some of the benefits of marijuana that your doctor probably never told you about.

Heals The Brain After Trauma
Patients who have had a concussion or are recovering from trauma are advised marijuana. The reason? Experiments were conducted on lab mice, and it showed positive results.

Keeps The Gut Healthy
Studies have shown that people with complaints of bowel diseases benefit hugely from the use of cannabis. This is due to the presence of active ingredients like cannabidiol that is responsible for keeping the gut healthy. They play a major role in lowering the permeability of the intestines that results in a healthy environment.

Treats PTSD
In few states of the US, the government has given the nod and approved the use of marijuana for treating PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. The obvious reason is that cannabinoids keeps the system under control and alleviates the feeling of fear and anxiety.

Treatment Of Lupus
This rare condition is characterized by the body attacking itself. Certain chemicals present in marijuana help calm the body and boosts the immune system.

Treats Eating Disorders
Common eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia cause poor self-esteem. Studies have proved that cannabinoids have treated anorexia efficiently and help reduce the feeling of nausea that accompanied this condition. It has been reported that cannabis is useful for treating symptoms of:
· Crohn’s disease
· Obesity
· Diabetes

Pain Management
In several spine clinics, doctors prescribed this psychoactive drug to help patients deal with pain. It has also been recommended for the treatment of chronic pain and neuropathic pain.

Mental Health
Contrary to popular reports, marijuana does not have any debilitating effect on the human body and mind. Cannabis can be used for treating:
· Alcoholism
· Schizophrenia, depression
· Phobias and
· Opiate withdrawal symptoms

Treatment Of Hepatitis C
Patients who undergo treatment for hepatitis complain of side effects like muscle pain, nausea, tiredness, and depression. It was seen that a majority of the patients who smoked marijuana successfully completed their therapies.

Dravet Syndrome
Recurring seizures characterize this medical condition. There has been an incident where a five-year-old girl who was being treated for Dravet Syndrome responded when she was administered cannabis that helped control the convulsions.

It was due to the presence of cannabidiol substance that calmed the hyperactive brain cells.

Parkinson’s disease
Patients with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease showed improvement after they smoked cannabis. The research concluded that there were improved motor skills and good quality sleep among the patients.

It is advised that marijuana must be taken under the prescription of a doctor. Minimal use is recommended as addiction can lead to withdrawal symptoms in few people.