Cannabis is a plant which is known to be the source of psychotropic drug marijuana. Previously, it was used for producing narcotic drug which induced ‘high’ feeling amongst the consumers. But, with more systematic research based on accidental findings, the phenomenon of medical cannabis came into existence.
Medical conditions treated with cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are being used for treating patients of various diseases because of the medical benefits such as:
- Killing of cancer cells
Cannabinoids are found to have killing effect on the cancer affected cells. Apart from killing the cancerous tissues, these components of marijuana check the growth of cancerous cells too. The nausea felt during the chemotherapy is also cured with the help of cannabinoids.
- Relaxation of stiffened muscles
In conditions such as multiple sclerosis, the stiffening or tightening of muscles is common. To relax such muscles and to facilitate easy movements, the use of cannabinoids is done.
- Boost weight gain
People suffering from cancer, AIDS and other kinds of tumor have tendency to lose lot of weight. The cannabinoids are used for restoring the body weight. One of the positive impacts of cannabinoids is to stimulate hunger. This leads to eating well leading to healthy body weight eventually.
- Cures anxiety and nervousness
People suffering from panic attacks or anxiety bouts are treated with cannabinoids. The medicinal property of these components of marijuana helps the person come out of nervousness and perform with added confidence.
- Pain-killing properties
Some diseases such as cancer or tumor cause unbearable pain. The pain-killing abilities of cannabinoids helps the doctors relieve the patients of high level of pain. With such soothing effect, it induces sleep in the patient helping in speedy recovery.
It is because of these medicinal properties that researchers are recommending the use of some cannabinoid forms as prescription drugs.