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Benefits of Cannabis Oil And Its Side Effects

Despite all the precautions laid out by society, there is no denying that cannabis oil has a multitude of beneficial compound that are useful to the human body. It includes optimizing digestion, strengthening the cardiovascular system, reducing stress and anxiety, reducing pain, and improving the quality of rest.

Benefits of Cannabis Oil And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cannabis Oil
Nutritional Value of Cannabis Oil
Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Alleviates Pain
Controls Epileptic Seizures
Slows the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Boosts Cardiovascular Health
Eases the Pain Caused by Multiple Sclerosis
Reduces Glaucoma
Treats Bowel Diseases
Treats Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
Soothes Nervous Tremors
Reduces the Symptoms of Arthritis
Prevents Cancer
Post-Stroke Protection of the Brain
Uses of Cannabis Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cannabis Oil
Cultivation of Cannabis Oil

Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is also known as hemp essential oil and is different from the other oils extracted from hemp, including hemp seed oil, hash oil, and hemp oil. Cannabis oil is obtained from the upper leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, through steam distillation. Its physical properties include a pale, yellow tinge to the oil. The chemical composition of this oil is volatile. This oil is manufactured from the fiber-type or low-THC variant, as well as the drug-type or high-THC variant. Cannabis oil is used as a fragrance in soaps, candles, perfumes and cosmetics. Its nutritional use can be seen in flavoring candies and beverages. However, their main use is as medicinal oil that can treat and prevent a number of diseases and conditions.

Nutritional Value of Cannabis Oil

An analysis of highly potent, indoor-grown hemp revealed a massive 68 components in it, out of which only 57 were identifiable. Of those that were identified 16% was limonene and 67% myrcene, both of which are monoterpenes. Monoterpenes dominated the chemical constituency of cannabis oil at a whopping 92%. 7% of the oil were sesquiterpenes, and only about 1% were other compounds like esters and ketones.Cannabis oil extracted from outdoor-grown hemp, showed monoterpene concentration between 47.9 and 92.1%. The most abundant monoterpenes were β-myrcene, trans-caryophyllene, α-pinene, trans-ocimene, and α-terpinolene. Sesquiterpenes vacillated between 5.2 and 48.6%.

Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Cannabis Oil
Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Alleviates Pain

Cannabis oil is one of the most commonly prescribed home treatments for inflammation, chronic pain, and sometimes even acute pain. Its anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties are one of the biggest reasons why cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy opt for cannabis-related products, of which cannabis oil is the most common.

Controls Epileptic Seizures

Cannabis oil contains a comound called cannabinoids, including THC. This compound attaches itself to brain cells that are responsible for controlling excitable nerves and inducing relaxation. In this way, it helps epilepsy patients control the intensity of their seizures, although it cannot treat them completely.

Slows the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the most emotionally stressful degenerative diseases of the brain is Alzheimer’s. Its symptoms include a lack of awareness of surroundings and a reversal to one’s old self. Studies have shown that using cannabis oil may help slow down the progression of this disease. Once again, THC, a cannabinoid compound, slows the buildup of amyloid plaque. It does so by inhibiting the enzyme that makes this plaque. Amyloid plaque kills brain cells, which ultimately leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Although there is no known cure for this disease, cannabis oil is definitely helpful in maintaining healthy brain cell count for a longer period of time.

Boosts Cardiovascular Health

Cannabis oil can help in improving the health of the cardiovascular system by balancing out the unhealthy oils in the human body. In addition, this oil can scrape off excess cholesterol from the heart and the arteries. In addition, it can also stimulate antioxidant processes that keep the system healthy, by minimizing the buildup of free radicals.

Eases the Pain Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that affects the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. In this condition, the immune system attacks the myelin, which is the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers. Studies suggest that using cannabis oil can ease the pain symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The THC in this oil attaches itself to nerve receptors in order to relieve pain. There are other studies that suggest that THC can control the spasming of muscles.

Reduces Glaucoma

The effects of consuming cannabis oil have been directly linked with improved eye health, along with a reduction of the symptoms of glaucoma. As they grow older, more and more people turn to cannabis oil to maintain their eye health, and prevent macular degeneration.

Treats Bowel Diseases

Along with aiding digestion, consuming cannabis oil can also treat an inflammation of the bowel. Many studies have directly linked a decrease in inflammation and inflammatory symptoms such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, with the consumption of cannabis oil. The chemicals in the cannabis oil, such as the THC and CBD, interact with the cells and boosts the body’s gut function and immune responses. The body produces compounds that increase the vulnerability of the intestinal wall to infections. The cannabinoids from the cannabis boil, can block these harmful compounds, and in turn strengthen the intestinal wall. In this way, it can decrease the gastrointestinal tract’s susceptibility to infections.

Treats Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

Cannabis has long been associated with feelings of relaxation and sedation. So it is no surprise that cannabis oil contains similar properties. It relaxes the mind and body by generating low-level energy and slowing the heart rate, and this enables us to rest. Rest is imperative in renewing cells and tissues. Further, only a body that is well-rested can be energetic the next day. This is to say that the metabolic rate of the body dip, when it is not well-rested. People who suffer from sleeping disorders, such as insomnia, or those who suffer from anxiety disorders like hypertension that doesn’t allow their body to rest, can use cannabis oil to treat their condition.

Soothes Nervous Tremors

Cannabis oil has been known to be especially beneficial to those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The cannabinoid compounds attach themselves to the nerve fibers and relax them. This reduces tremors, which is one of the most visible symptoms of Parkinson’s. Additional research has shown that this oil can also improve fine motor skills, although these results are uncorroborated.

Reduces the Symptoms of Arthritis

Consuming cannabis oil can benefit patients of arthritis in many ways. It reduces inflammation, alleviates pain, and induces relaxation and sleep. A combination of these three benefits is what makes this oil so popular among rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Prevents Cancer

There have only been early studies in this area, but reports state that the active components of cannabis oil can have preventative effects in the body by reducing the accumulation of free radicals in the body. In addition, it can also be used to treat tumors, according to the results. Cannabis oil reduces tumor size, according to these early reports.

Post-Stroke Protection of the Brain

Quite often, the effects of a stroke can extend to the brain. Studies have shown that compounds in cannabis oil may help in protecting the brain from the effects of a stroke. It reduces the size of the affected area, thus protecting quite a bit of brain function. Studies have thrown light on the neuroprotective effects of cannabis oil in other traumatic events, such as concussions.

Uses of Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is used regularly in aromatherapy. Additionally, it can also be applied locally to the problem areas of the body. The oil penetrates deep tissue and works on the affected area. Cannabis oil can also be consumed as is. However, great care should be taken to regulate its daily consumption. No more than 2-3 drops a day should be consumed. Further, if symptoms of dependency start to appear, intake should be stopped immediately.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cannabis Oil

One of the reasons why cannabis oil is not a legalized substance in all areas is because cannabis and its products are used as a recreational drug. Cases of dependence on cannabis oil have been reported in the past. Symptoms of this dependence include a compulsive need to use it as well as other problems that are associated with chronic drug use. Using large amounts of this oil can lead to several problems. It can irritate the lungs and increase the risk of developing chronic bronchitis, as well as respiratory cancers. Studies show that excessive consumption can also lead to a decrease in brain function, including a lack of concentration, negative impacts on short-term memory, and reduced cognitive function. Additionally, it can also reduce libido and dependence can also result in irregular menstrual cycles in females and lower sperm count in males. Heart patients should definitelystay away from cannabis as it increases heart rate, and heart patients might not be able to take that increased level of stress.

Cultivation of Cannabis Oil

Hemp has long been a common agricultural crop, harvested for its oil, seeds, and fiber. In China, hemp was first consumed as food. It was a gradual process for the Chinese to discover other uses of hemp, including the extraction of cannabis oil and its medicinal benefits. In 2737 BC, Chinese leader Shen Neng prescribed marijuana tea, with an extract of cannabis oil, as a treatment for conditions like malaria and rheumatism.

Popular Questions & Answers

I found this document online and have come across many research documents on Cannabis oil killing Cancer cells Just want to know why this method not accepted and why this is not a primary treatment for Cancer?

MBBS, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Navi Mumbai
Any new drug or therapy, before being marketed, undergo rigorous testing in lab. And only one drug from hundred tested comes to market. So it is better to avoid any research molecule without advice of treating doctor.
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Does unconventional treatment of leukemia specially acute myeloid leukemia with cannabis oil or high doses of vitamin c actually works or not. Since very less research had been done in this field if vitamin c or cannabis oil is considered. Is it possible to recover using this therapy.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Laboratory studies and animal studies including human have been done to find out its usefulness in preventing /treating cancer .also shown production of H2O2 which may help killing cancer cells, and improve quality of life, block tumor growth, physical,mental, emotional, vomiting and pains yet USA Food and drug administration (FDA) has not approved as a treatment or any other medical condition Same Medicinal Cannabis May be Illegal.
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I am 60 years female suffering from osteo arthritis since 10 years. Unani doctors suggested for sucking bile from joints is there any therapy in unani system of medicine.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).

Myself suffering form osteo arthritis joint pain in my both knee and swelling advise me proper allopathy medicine.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness might have developed due to weakness of the ligaments & inflammed cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs.
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Popular Health Tips

5 Tips for Managing Arthritis!

MS orth, Diploma ort
Orthopedist, Agra
5 Tips for Managing Arthritis!

Arthritis is an agonising and degenerative condition caused by swelling and inflammation of the joints that causes pain and stiffness. Whether it is dull, sharp, smouldering or a pressure that must be described as having a hammer crushing one of your joints, chronic arthritis pain and joint inflammation is a very common disease among many adults.

Here are a few generic tips to help the condition of arthritis:

  1. General and regular exercising: Specialists prescribe the use of a workout plan that guarantees certain activities and exercise routine. The point of the regular exercising routine is to guarantee mobility and flexibility of the joints and enhance the scope of movement for patients. In the meantime, working out helps in enhancing the quality of the joints and allows better strength and support for the body. Along these lines, they help in diminishing both weight and strain on the joints.
  2. Weight control and healthy diet: Patients with arthritis will suffer more on account of weight gain. To keep away from an excess of weight and pressure on the joints as an after effects of weight gain, stay away from putting on weight. Eat healthier foods that comprise of more minerals and vitamins while giving less fat and calories to the body. Increasing vegetables and organic products in the eating regimen is great for arthritis pain. The leafy vegetables contain anti-oxidants. They also have anti-inflammatory effects on the joints and bones.
  3. Hot and cool treatment: Simple and basic hot and cold treatments can improve things greatly with regards to arthritis pain. Long, warm baths or showers particularly in the morning ease solidness and stiffness in your joints. Use an electric cover or warming cushion around evening time to keep your joints free and use moist warming cushions. Cool treatments are best to relieve arthritis pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a sack of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to the painful joints for fast alleviation and relief from the pain and swelling.
  4. Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods: Arthritis and joint pain can increase if patients continue using nourishments that have high inflammatory impacts. However, some might not have a thought of what the foods are or what they give to the body. One needs to abstain from eating fast and junk food and processed food products. Turmeric, the most basic Indian spice, has a chemical in it called curcumin that might have the capacity to diminish arthritis pain.
  5. Plan carefully: It is hard to tell when a flare-up may happen, making your joints turn out to be hard and swollen, or when you will try too hard while working out. Since you cannot anticipate these occasions, it is a smart thought to be prepared beforehand and get ready for issues before they emerge with medication and your emergency numbers in place. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Lower Back Pain - Know Its Treatment and Care!

M.CH. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Lower Back Pain - Know Its Treatment and Care!

Back pain is a common source of pain, which can be acute, subacute or chronic in nature. Back pain is classified along the segments of the spine and can be divided into neck pain, middle back pain, lower-back pain or tailbone pain.

Lower back pain is a type of back pain, which affects the lower back portion of the body. It may occur from arthritis or due to sudden jerking during movement. Lower-back pain may cause serious discomfort and aching and may disable a person from moving about. It should be treated and cared for properly.

Here are several treatments and care procedures for lower-back pain.

  1. Take some rest: Most people who get lower-back pain get obsessed with it and end up getting MRI scans, x-rays done and take injections without recognizing the intensity of the pain. It is advised not to rush into the matter. A simple way to cure the pain is by resting. 90% of lower back pains resolve by themselves in 6 weeks and so you must give your back a break instead of taking medical action and give your back some to heal.
  2. Pills: Sometimes, a lower back pain can suddenly become severe. In this case, you should intake anti-inflammatory pills such as ibuprofen or naproxen. These pills will help you ease the pain. However, you should not take them for more than ten days at a stretch as continuous pill consumption can cause side effects.
  3. Hot & cold compress: Apply a bag of frozen peas or an ice pack to the affected area in your lower back for 48 hours after the pain appears. Every session should be about of 20 minutes and you should take several sessions each day. After two days, repeat the same procedure using a heat pad. The cooling procedure shuts down your blood capillaries, reducing the flow of blood to the affected area. The swelling is then eased. The heating, on the other hand, loosens tight muscles and helps to increase blood circulation.
  4. Replace your mattress: People who sleep on firm mattresses and cushions on their beds are at a higher risk of experiencing lower-back pain. If you sleep on a medium-firm mattress, your chances of getting lower-back pain are less. In case your mattress is sagging or is very old, you should replace it.

Lower-back pain is likely to cause great discomfort and trouble. You will be unable to carry out your daily chores because of the pain. Therefore, proper treatment and care are required for lower-back pain.

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Post Surgical Pain Management

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
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Briefing on Post Surgical Pain Management

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4 Natural Ways To Treat Tummy Aches In Children!

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
4 Natural Ways To Treat Tummy Aches In Children!

Stomach aches or abdominal pains are one of the most frequently reported health complaints faced by children. Children below the age of twelve are known to suffer from recurrent stomach pain. While pains such as these lead to momentary discomfiture, they also lay the path for graver worries if neglected for too long. Your child may feel sick and bunk school for two days; rest and home care can restore his or her health, but that in no way, is the best suited way of dealing with the situation. If tummy aches resurface over a certain period of time, parents should be cautious enough to look for the root cause and should try to eliminate it accordingly.

Widely noticed causes of stomach aches in children:

  1. Unhygienic food can affect the child’s digestive system.
  2. Intolerance to a certain food item should not be overlooked.
  3. Perpetual anxiety can make the tummy twist and turn.
  4. Urinary Tract Infections can also lead to acute abdominal pain.
  5. Serious factors such as gallstones or appendicitis could also be present. Immediate expert consultation is advised in such a case.
  6. Caffeine and packaged soft drinks can be harmful.
  7. Butter, ghee and other greasy products can trigger tummy aches.

Ways to treat tummy aches in children:

  1. Keep children away from gas producing food items: Food that is hard to digest should be avoided. Lentil soup or dal should only be consumed in limited amounts to prevent the formation of gas. Don’t let your child have too many nuts regularly.
  2. Keep them hydrated: Fluid intake should be monitored. A child should drink at least six to seven glasses of water per day. Fruit juices or soups can also be given to them alongside main meals. This helps digestion.
  3. Do not stack up food in one go: Eating a lot in one meal is a bad way of satisfying hunger. Have smaller meals in more numbers. Six to eight meals will keep your child full and will also eliminate chances of acid reflux which happens either due to an empty stomach or too much piling up of greasy food.
  4. Timely check - up with the doctor: If tummy aches refuse to go away, take your child to a doctor for a thorough check- up. Administer medicines as prescribed by the physician.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Arthritis!

B.H.M.S., P.G.Diploma in Maternal & Child Healthcare, Advance Paediatric
Homeopath,
Homeopathic Treatment For Arthritis!

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder of autoimmune starting point. In arthritis, the joints get to be painful, inflamed, swollen and warm with checked stiffness. Chiefly the little joints of wrist, fingers, ankles and toes are included. Over the long haul, other huge joints may likewise get influenced.

Homeopathy is a standout amongst the most prevalent all encompassing system of medicine. The determination of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms comparability by utilizing comprehensive approach. To the extent therapeutic medication is concerned, a few very much demonstrated medicines are accessible for homeopathic treatment of arthritis that can be chosen on the premise of cause, sensation, location, modalities and augmentation of the protests. For individualized remedy determination and treatment, the patient ought to counsel a qualified homeopathic doctor face to face.

Causes of arthritis

  1. Injury: It can harm to ligament, bone, and cartilage that eventually prompts to extreme pain.
  2. Obesity and propelled age: Both are extremely regular cause of arthritis.
  3. Infection: Any sort of infection to the joint may come about arthritis.
  4. Sprain: Due to sudden unnatural developments causes pain and additionally limitation of development of the joint.
  5. Overuse: Overuse of knee joint can cause bursitis which eventually prompts to extraordinary pain.
  6. Dislocation: Also causes serious arthritis.
  7. Different causes: Include Sickle cell disease, Sarcoidosis, Kawasaki disease, Lupus, bone tumors, Crohn's disease, bleeding disorders and so forth.

Will Homeopathy treat joint inflammation?
Homeopathic method of treatment is extremely powerful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Homeopathic medicines treat rheumatoid arthritis by directing the overactive immune system. They decrease joint inflammation and symptoms including swelling, pain and stiffness of joints. Homeopathy offers an extensive variety of medicines for rheumatoid arthritis. However, there is nobody cure for all ills connected with this condition. The most fitting Homeopathic medicine for rheumatoid arthritis is chosen in light of an inside and out analysis of individual symptoms. Exceedingly successful Homeopathic medicines for rheumatoid arthritis are ActaeaSpicata, RhusTox, Causticum, Bryonia, Kalmia, Caulophyllum, Ledum pal, Guaiacum, Benzoic acid, Calcaria Carb.

The homeopathic treatment for arthritis has the capability of forever reestablishing the health of your joints. It merits finding a decent homeopath that will regard you as the individual you seem to be, instead of essentially "obtaining" a remedy from another person's experience.

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Table of Content

Cannabis Oil
Nutritional Value of Cannabis Oil
Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Alleviates Pain
Controls Epileptic Seizures
Slows the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Boosts Cardiovascular Health
Eases the Pain Caused by Multiple Sclerosis
Reduces Glaucoma
Treats Bowel Diseases
Treats Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
Soothes Nervous Tremors
Reduces the Symptoms of Arthritis
Prevents Cancer
Post-Stroke Protection of the Brain
Uses of Cannabis Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cannabis Oil
Cultivation of Cannabis Oil