This article is a wonderful overview of some of the many medical benefits of cannabis discovered including links to the scientific studies that support the findings.
Research published online in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease in June of 2016 found that an isolated cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reduced both inflammation and the presence of amyloid plaques in human cells cultivated in the laboratory.
Amyloid plaques are excess protein deposits in the brain and are also some of the primary markers for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Earlier research has found a similar link, showing that cannabis improves the removal of amyloid plaques.
In a survey by the National Pain Report, cannabis was found to be more effective at relieving fibromyalgia symptoms than the leading prescription drugs.
Leading researchers also suggest that an endocannabinoid deficiency may play a role in the excess pain experienced by fibromyalgia patients.
The research was conducted in animal models, and it found that bones exposed to CBD after fracture 35 to 50 percent stronger after healing than bones in non-treated animals.
In recent years, inflammation has been cited as a key culprit behind many modern diseases.
From autoimmune conditions to depression to autism, systemic inflammation is a major contributing factor.
As evidenced many times in this article, cannabis has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
The herb’s potential as a “novel anti-inflammatory drug” may be helpful in reducing disease risk and improving disease status is a wide number of conditions.