Hemp as a natural medicine? Here are all the beneficial and therapeutic properties of cannabinoids.
After decades of demonization and prohibition, marijuana has been re-evaluated and is currently considered a natural therapy in numerous countries.
Although it is not possible in the UK to grow your garden from cannabis seeds (which can only be purchased for collecting use). However, in Italy (where we have our JustBob’s headquarters and production), medical marijuana is grown and processed in the Military Pharmaceutical Chemical Plant of Florence and distributed in the participating pharmacies.
From shredded cannabis, pharmacists make THC and CBD-based medicines that they can administer to those who present a medical prescription.
Scientific research is clear: the benefits of cannabis have been demonstrated by numerous studies and useful in alleviating multiple physical and psychological symptoms.
But what are these positive effects of cannabinoids, and what therapeutic uses do they have? Find out by reading the next paragraphs!
The active ingredients of marijuana and its properties
Marijuana has hundreds of cannabinoids, two of which are capable of interacting with the human (and animal) organism. Let’s talk about THC and CBD, respectively tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. The concentrations of these active ingredients vary according to the type of cannabis.
For example, marijuana seeds type Gorilla Glue generate plants with very high THC percentages, up to 30%, and low content of CBD. Similarly, plants born from the seeds of FM1 — one of the therapeutic varieties grown in Italy — have 13 to 20% THC and less than 1% CBD.
Instead, those of the FM2 variety (the second medical type grown in the Florence plant) have THC between 5 and 8% and CBD between 7 and 12%.
In short, each type of marijuana has its balance in terms of cannabinoids, so the effects of CBD and THC manifest themselves in different ways.
But what are these effects?
Here, below, are those given by the intake of CBD:
- Antiemetic (counteracts vomiting and nausea)
- Antipsychotic (so much so that it counteracts the effects of THC)
Cannabidiol interacts with our body at a muscular and immune level, unlike THC, which, being a psychoactive substance, interacts with our brain.
Specifically, here are the positive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol :
- Mood improvement stimulates feelings of happiness and euphoria
- Increased energy and creativity
- Increase in the flow of thought
- Increased appetite
THC also has some temporary side effects such as anxiety, increased heart rate, altered spatial-temporal perception, motor coordination problems etc.
The beneficial effects of cannabis derive mainly from THC and CBD’s interaction with our endocannabinoid system, which regulates numerous functions of the human body.
All the therapeutic benefits of hemp
The therapeutic use of hemp is increasingly common both in our country and in many other states. The reason is mainly given by the positive effects of the intake (controlled and never excessive) of cannabinoids, which helps to counteract numerous problems.
In particular, cannabis helps to calm the symptoms of:
- Insomnia and sleep disturbances
- Anxiety, stress, problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic attacks etc.
- Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders
- Muscle spasticity due to pathologies such as multiple sclerosis
- Chronic and neuropathic pain, for example, in the case of arthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, migraine etc.
- Inflammation, including in the case of Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and many other diseases
- Skin problems and rashes, including acne
- Side effects of some treatments, such as lack of appetite, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Epilepsy (CBD is beneficial in the case of epileptic encephalopathy in childhood)
- Tourette’s syndrome
- And many other ailments.
The therapeutic properties of cannabis are attested by numerous medical-scientific research on laboratory mice and humans.
It appears that the effects of marijuana are linked to the interaction of the active ingredients CBD and THC (which are found mainly on the flowers of the plant) with the endocannabinoid system of our body, which regulates numerous functions.
In some countries, medical marijuana can be prescribed to anyone suffering from a disorder for which there is a minimum of accredited medical-scientific literature. Therefore many people can benefit from it.
In other states, you can even grow indoors (in limited quantities) from seeds auto-flowering, feminized seeds or seeds quick … However, at the moment, we have to content ourselves with the drugs available in pharmacies!
What about cannabis seeds online? You can certainly buy them, but only to collect them.
Don’t wait any longer: buy the best collectable seeds now at Sensory Seeds, our online store! We are waiting for you!