Ever since weed was legalized, it’s been positioning itself as the go to solution when it comes to treatment against chronic diseases. Normally, when most people hear the word marijuana, cannabis or any other associated words, we are quick to cringe our faces in disgust because in our mind, we visualize someone who is smoking and then goes on to demonstrate some antisocial behavior that is unfavorable.
Well, the media has managed to do a great job in discrediting marijuana which why they will do everything they can to try and present it as if it’s a bad thing to humanity. In fact, as this article will prove, cannabis has the potential to do more good than harm to humanity. In fact, over the next few years, it’s even going to transform the entire health sector. Here are some 10 Diseases that are curable through the consumption of Cannabis.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that normally affects old people. In its initial stages, the disease begins as Dementia and then progresses with time eventually ending up as Alzheimer’s. Some major symptoms of this disease include memory loss and in extreme cases, it will end up in brain malfunction. When a person is affected by Alzheimer’s, a compound called beta amyloid is produced in the brain that results in the cognitive dysfunction. When a person takes Cannabis, a cannabinoid, THC will slow the formation of Beta Amyloid and severely reducing the symptoms that result from its formation. As you can see, Alzheimers can be treated by Cannabis.
Seizures are the major symptoms of epilepsy, I’m sure you are already aware of that fact. But how do this seizures arise in the first place. Seizures are believed to occur when a sudden surge of electrical activity occurs in the brain. In the U.S alone, about 170 000 people are affected by this disease each and every year. For centuries, researchers have been burning both material and mental resources towards finding the cure for this to no avail. It was only recently when scientists finally discovered that Cabbabidiol, a cannabinoid found in Cannabis is actually a very effective treatment against epilepsy that can reduce the seizures by as much as 54%.
This is the second major disease than can be cured by THC, a compound found in Cannabis. The THC cannabis oil is believed to cure some major types of cancer such as skin and lung cancer. Although everything is still in the Alpha phase, it is proving to be really effective in dealing with cancer pain including killing some well-known cancer cells. Just for interest’s sake, cancer results from uncontrolled division of cells on a part of the body.
Asthma can also be treated by Cannabis. I’m sure you did not expect to see asthma on the list mainly because it does not go hand in hand with smoke. The media has made people to believe that marijuana can negatively affect the lungs resulting in respiratory diseases. What if I told you that all those ambitious claims don’t have any proof? The cannabinoid, THC has some anti-inflammatory properties that help dilate the respiratory passages in an asthmatic patient eventually helping reduce the impact of the overall condition.
Just like disease such as Artereoschelorosis, erectile dysfunction is caused by high levels of cholesterol in the body. When the cholesterol levels in the body become too high, blood vessels might become clogged limiting blood flow to the penis eventually resulting in the condition. Cannabis reduces the Cholesterol levels in the body which in turn improves blood flow to the penis and helping treat against erectile dysfunction.
As I said, Cannabis is a very powerful relief against some well-known diseases. These five above are not the only ones that can be treated by Cannabis. There are many more others such as Arthritis, Hepatitis C and Type 2 Diabetes.