Nov 02

Healing properties of marijuana

Although formerly a widely consumed product medicinally by the American people, today’s marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is seen as a controversial and considered addictive substance. But the truth is that even in our days, and with some scientific research of through, the healing properties of marijuana ever stand out more, and approach this plant the global consideration of its benefits.


Chronic pain:

The marijuana is a palliative effect analgesic and anti-inflammatory, which is especially beneficial for treating rheumatoid arthritis or migraine boxes, but have found that it can act on the reverse of these problems.


Especially used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, marijuana has proven be a good antispasmodic, allowing muscles to relax and treat seizures safely.

Relieves nausea:

According to a study, over 90% of the women involved in a study on the effects of marijuana could see the positive effects of this on cases of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy suffered acute, although studied the effects this may have on the consumption gestating baby.

Anticancer effect:

Although in some cases it has been mentioned that smoking marijuana could even cause cancer, application of the plant has been shown that this effect is not real, and that, conversely, can inhibit tumor growth and cancerous frame, especially working on the brain, lungs and chest, in addition to benefiting the airway and provide antibacterial properties, according to research by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Whets the appetite:

Furthermore, it was found that smoking marijuana medicinally can be a good appetite stimulant treatment for this function is affected.

Major diseases treated with marijuana:

Although research on the positive effects of the cannabis sativa plant, still not as rich and deep, as in the case of other healing herbs, the study carried out so far, and its application in practice, have shown signs of being beneficial in treating diseases such as AIDS, glaucoma, Alzehimer, ADD and ADHD as a substitute Ritalin, also to treat chemotherapy patients, premenstrual syndrome, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, depression and anxiety disorders, among others.

As research on cannabis grows, many of its benefits will be consolidated within the traditional medical treatments and surely discover and implement new applications of this medicinal plant.