Medicinal Benefits Associated With the Use of Medical Marijuana
People are always quick to dismiss the fact that cannabis does indeed have healing properties. The debate as to whether the health benefits of cannabis in any way outweigh its side effects has been ongoing since time immemorial. For starters, there are people who have used cannabis for years and can provide positive testimonials about how it changed their lives. On the other side, there are people who dismiss it simply because its purported health benefits lack scientific backing. However, evidence shows that ancient civilizations used cannabis for its healing properties. The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes can be traced as far back as 1213BC by ancient Egyptian civilizations. Archeological evidence also shows that ancient Chinese empires used cannabis on a day to day basis for its medicinal value. In a nutshell, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new and what the modern world is doing is just a continuation of what ancient societies started.
Health benefits of Marijuana
-Treatment for Glaucoma- ancient tribes used marijuana to treat Glaucoma and this knowledge was passed along generations and up to now it is still used as a remedy for Glaucoma. Frequent smoking of cannabis reduces the pressure inside the optical nerves eliminating progression of the disease.
-Soft remedy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia- patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia are believed to appear more focused and less confused when they take a dose of cannabis. This is credited to the Neuro-protective properties that are associated with marijuana.
-Remedy for stress depression- cannabis slows down the work rate of neurotransmitters in the brain, causing a general feeling of calmness and relaxation throughout the body which is essential for sanity.
-Cannabis is used to reduce pain among cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It has components that stimulate the ability to endure and resist pain in the brain.
-Treatment for seizures- It stimulates the synapses and neurotransmitters in the brain, which is why it is used as a remedy for seizures. Most parents with kids experiencing seizures are now turning to medical marijuana
-Reduce anxiety- most people use cannabis as a Nootropic, because it makes them more focused and relaxed even in anxious situations.
-Appetite booster- unlike most appetite boosters, marijuana is considered very smooth because it does cause nausea as a side-effect.
-Weight loss- it helps the body to balance caloric intake. This further helps in prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.
When it comes to the brain, cannabis plays a vital role in: