Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years, but only in recent decades, there is scientific evidence why it is such a miracle plant. In particular, the effect of cannabinoids is important. Look at what diseases and ailments cannabis proven effective!
Cannabis contains many components that are unique to that plant. Together these are called Cannabinoids. This overview of the main cannabinoids may help you to decide which kind of Cannabinoid you need to treat your illness, ailment or condition.
Effective proven Cannabinoids
It is important to realize that the various cannabinoids mutually interact, they can suppress or even lift psychoactive effects. For this reason you can never predict what effects a particular cannabis type exactly has, not even with a laboratory report. Although this list is a tip of the iceberg in the field of Cannabinoids, these are proven effective medicinal Cannabinoids. In total there are more than 85 known cannabinoids in the "Cannabis Sativa", and there still a lot of research going on. Given the results so far, you may well assume that there is much more to be discovered cannabinoids and their effects, that are suitable for medical use. For now we have to do with the data that's known.
THCA is the most common form of THC that marijuana found in crude samples. THCA quickly turns into Δ9-THC after it is heated or by catalyzing chemical. These non-psychoactive form of THC can be of great medical value in reducing inflammation and infections, for reducing muscle spasms, and even to suppress. The growth of tumors
The primary cannabinoid in most weed strains today. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for most of the mind-altering effects associated with marijuana. Precisely for this reason, growers focus on growing types with a high THC percentage (for commercial use).
THC is the only Cannabinoid (proven by research) that it stimulates the appetite, and therefore THC is invaluable for patients suffering from vomiting / nausea. THC also has the ability to fight a wide range of medical conditions. Besides the analgesic effect of THC, it can help people to deal with their conditions mentally and ease a negative state of mind. It is also a proven strong antioxidant!
THC is also well known that anxiety may increase in some patients. Medicinal cannabis users who suffer from this condition, would do well to choose a lower THC content a sort out and choose a version with lots of CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive Cannabinoid that has great potential in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders. CBD is bred from many modern marijuana strains, because recreational blowers prefer species with a highly psychoactive THC content. Research has shown that CBD also reduces the stone/high effect of THC!
Recent research has proved that CBD is actually able to suppress the growth of cancer cells and that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This new understanding of CBD led to a renaissance in the weed industry. Now doctors, patients and growers are beginning to understand the value of CBD, new strains with higher CBD percentages quickly gain in popularity!
The majority of CBD in the form of acid CBDA are found in the freshly harvested weed buds. Just as THCA in CBDA, it is also necessary to heat or to catalyze the CBD in order to turn. Because it is non-psychoactive, CBDA is a strong anti-inflammatory without the side effect of poisoning.
This is a product of aging weed, the Cannabinoid CBN therefore does not occur in fresh marijuana. When it is consumed, CBN reacts with the remaining THC and reinforces the psychoactive effects. The effect of CBN is generally described as a sedative and may be helpful in the treatment for sleep disorders.
The cannabinoid right for you!
Quite recently published in Pharmacological Sciences' an incredible amount of data on the treatment of diseases and disorders with specific Cannabinoids. The table below is a summary:
|Reduces vomiting & nausea|
|Reduces contractions in small intestine|
|Tranquilizing, used to manage psychoses|
|Reduce seizures and convulsions|
|Suppresses muscle spasms|
|Increases efficacy of the immune system|
|Reduces blood sugar levels|
|Reduces nervous system degeneration|
|Reduces risk of artery blockage|
|Kills or slows bacterial growth|
|Treats fungal infection|
|Inhibits cell growth in tumors/cancer cells|
|Promotes bone growth|
|Reduces nicotine craving|
If you are suffering from serious condition like cancer, and you want to experiment with cannabinoids, please get yourself well informed by a doctor specialized in Cannabis treatment first.