The healing powers of cannabis have been known in many cultures across the globe since the beginning of time. Today, top scientists are researching and discovering new and life changing effects of medicinal marijuana every day. Here are 4 you may not know about!
CANNABIS CURES CANCER
Recent studies have found that cannabidiol (CBD) one of cannabis’ non-psychoactive compounds, inhibits a gene that spreads breast cancer cells throughout the body. These results are not found in patients merely “smoking weed” but from highly concentrated medically administered doses of CBD. These findings support the idea that cannabis can be used to treat multiple forms of cancer without the toxic damage and painful effects of alternative treatments such as chemotherapy.
Scientists have found that cannabis are as effective as prescription drugs Adderall and Ritalin in treating ADHD. The cannabis allows the patient’s brain to concentrate on one or two impulses instead of being overwhelmed by hundreds. This slowing down of neural transmission speed leads to increased productivity and focus. Cannabis is also much easier on the body than prescribed pharmaceutical drugs and does not interfere with a healthy appetite and steady sleep schedule.
HEALS BROKEN BONES
A study has shown that high concentrated doses of cannabinol heals broken bones and actually makes the bones stronger and harder to break in the future. Collagen, the protein in connective tissue that holds the body together, is enhanced by the CBD.
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects and CBD are actually extremely powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. THC and CBD work together to help treat “oxidative damage” which occurs when our body is exposed to harmful chemicals found in contaminants like pesticides or smog. These cannabis compounds also help your body’s cells function better by stimulating cell-to-cell communication.
With more and more studies happening all over the world, each day we get closer to fully understanding the benefits and cures of this medicinal miracle plant.