Cannabis oil has recently gained popularity in the health industry. The use of oil to treat patients has spark controversies in government all over the world. While cannabis is illegal in some countries and states, cannabis oil is still widely used to treat patients. As more research resulting in positive effect after using cannabis oil for treatments arrive, some countries have started to review their policies and regulations towards the use of cannabis oil for medical treatments.
Getting To Know Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil which also known as CBD Oil is extracted from Cannabis Sativa, the cannabis plant or famously called Marijuana. The plant’s medicinal effects have been recognized since the era of ancient Egypt, particularly to relieve pain. The plants comprise of the substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which can create the “high” or euphoric effect in our bodies and is intoxicating, making the use of the plants illegal in most countries.
However, evidence shows that cannabis Oil does not contain any of THC substance, it is comprised of the substance called Cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidiol (CBD) is different from THC because CBD is not psychoactive. CBD can give effects to human bodies by attaching to a certain receptor inside the body. That said receptors are responsible for affecting inflammation and pain.
Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Research has shown that cannabis Oil can treat pain, reduce inflammation and other discomforts in our body. That is because the nature of CBD compound which will attach itself into our body receptor that controls our immune system towards inflammation and pain. Other than that, cannabis Oil has now been approved to be used to treat patients suffering from epileptic seizures. Researchers also mention that cannabis oil is intoxicating, calling it for further research into the possibility of cannabis Oil can be used to treat cancer patients.
Another study shows that cannabis Oil may be able to reduce behaviors related to anxiety, such as social anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders. It is the opposite of THC which can trigger feelings of anxiousness.
Safety Concerns of Cannabis Oil
Like any other type of medications, cannabis oil may also trigger some side effects in our body. Side effects that have been found in recent studies include changes in appetite, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Therefore it is advisable to consult the doctors before using cannabis Oil, particularly to determine the right dose to consume. It is also important to note that most of cannabis Oil products are unregulated, making it has no guarantee that the products are correctly labeled.