In recent years, major breakthroughs for treating various diseases have made headlines, at least in the medical industry, regarding cannabis oil. While scientists are just beginning to learn how important this medicinal extract from the cannabis plant is, new discoveries for treating illnesses have accelerated with the decriminalization of marijuana in nearly half the United States.
The list of health conditions that can be treated with cannabis oil continues to grow. The health benefits related to cannabis oil include:
- Prevention and treatment of cancer
- Helps in respiratory problems
- Relieves pain
- Boosts appetite
- Relieves stress and anxiety
Prevents and Treats Cancer
Government admits cannabis can treat cancer. For many years, the National Institute of Health website had insisted that cannabis has no medical benefit until recently. In 2011, although the information was removed from the site a week later, the government site made a statement that health care providers may recommend cannabis as an “anti-tumor effect”. In 2015, the site announced that its scientists had found that cannabis has terminated cancer cells in mice studies.
Helps in Respiratory Problems
The active ingredient with medicinal properties in cannabis is THC. Cannabis oil containing ten to thirty percent THC can be extracted from the plant’s leaves. Many patients prefer the oil, since it can be mixed in food or drinks, rather than smoking the buds, which may present problems to the respiratory system.
Cannabis oil provides relief for varying levels of pain, often better than conventional medicine. It is used for inflammation, chronic pain, and emergency pain relief. It also provides relief from chemotherapy pain and multiple sclerosis pain.
For people with eating disorders, cannabis oil can boost appetite. It regulates your appetite, encourages hunger and stimulates your digestive system to operate normally.
Relives Stress and Anxiety
One of the most obvious benefits is that cannabis oil helps people relax, which is helpful for people with anxiety, insomnia or depression. The natural compounds present in cannabis oil help in releasing pleasure hormone and inducing calmness.
Various Other Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Whether the oil is consumed internally or applied externally, it can also be used for skin protection since it helps accelerate the shedding of dead skin. It has also been used to treat headaches, glaucoma, epilepsy, autism and neurological disorders.
If you want to learn more about the health benefits of cannabis oil, contact us at (714) 599-7970.
Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.