Over the years cannabis was forbidden in the United States and most of the countries around the world. But now this has changed and researchers are trying to include the benefits of cannabis plants in the newly legal status by providing research results by proving the healing medicinal properties of the cannabis chemistry in health treatments.
HOW CANNABIS WORKS:
The phytochemistry of cannabis is gathering of more than 85 compounds called cannabinoids. In the nature of the humans are present endocannabinoid receptors especially in the nervous and digestive system, which the body recognizes as its own which are responsible for emotions, movement, appetite, and sleep.
Another compound called terpenes which come from a different family of compounds in cannabis it is also used as a treatment of pain. Common for these compounds is the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties. In the nature of our bodies is to metabolize these phytochemicals into cannabis.
The psycho-activity is the main reason why this plant is considered as illegal. The so-called “high” feeling comes from the THC which is tetrahydrocannabinol but is important to mention that that is only one cannabinoid when we know that here are more than 85. Most of them are not psychoactive but all have recuperating effects.
CBD or Cannabidiol is the second-most predominant cannabinoid in cannabis. When it is used as medicinal treatment is obtained from cannabis with some trace of THC.
USING CANNABIS FOR PAIN
When it comes to treatment and health cannabis is mostly used for chronic pains. CBD represent a complex mechanism when is used for relieving pain.
The nerves in the body, particularly the peripheral nerves have cannabinoid receptors; these receptors attach CBD at first when it enters in the body and block the pain signals to the brain.
Beta-caryophyllene thought the other non-psychotropic cannabinoids involved in the process. This substance: it has a molecular structure different from most other cannabinoids to provide a dual approach to inflammation of the nerve and the reception of pain. Beta-caryophyllene is found in other herbs such as oregano, basil, black pepper, and cinnamon.
Cannabinoids block not only the purpose of bread is also to reduce inflammation leads to bread. In addition, they regulate the immune system that supports the body’s efforts to heal itself.
PROTECTION OF CANNABIS
Recent research conducted at the University of Michigan proved that medicinal cannabis can decrease the intake of opioid painkillers.
The participants in the study showed 64% reduction of the use of the regularly prescribed painkillers. With not so many side effect and also improved the quality of life after the usage of the cannabis for reducing pains.
This study also had shown some facts about the overdosing comparing to other opioids. So according to this study, the cannabis is valued almost with the same effect as the other opioids.