Since the legalisation of CBD, its medical and therapeutic usage has been ever increasing. Preparations with cannabinoid compounds have been in use since medieval times especially in oriental medical practices. Now, in modern medicine they have found their way into the treatment of inflammatory diseases, anxiety, cancer, multiple sclerosis, as analgesic etc. CBD is a non psychoactive derivative cannabinoid. Here we are going to delve into few of the medical uses of CBD.
A combination of CBD with THC is effective in treating neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. Research has shown that CBD can alleviate and increase the mobility of Multiple Sclerosis patients.
Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Schizophrenia
CBD is useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. CBD is found to be effective in the treatment of Schizophrenia.
There are various inconclusive cases where CBD has been found to increase the general interactivity of autistic children administered with regulated doses of CBD.
Epilepsy and Seizure
Recently CBD has found its place in the treatment of drug resistant Epilepsy in children. CBD has been found improving the condition of patients suffering from Dravet syndrome and LGS.
Anti Acne Treatment and Other Dermatological Conditions
Because of its anti inflammatory property CBD is useful in the treatment of Acne which is basically skin inflammation. Also, applying CBD oil on the skin has the added benefit of reducing acne because it reduces the activity of sebaceous gland. It is good in the treatment of dry skin and sensitive skin conditions. It helps in managing serious dermatological conditions like eczema and psoriasis because of its anti-inflammatory property. CBD is used in skin care products.
In cancer research Leukaemia cells exposed to CBD showed an increase in reactive oxygen species, which is a positive sign in the possible use of CBD in cancer treatment.
It has been found that CBD may have beneficial effects on patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The main pathological symptom of Parkinson’s disease is the neuronal degeneration. There is a possible therapeutic use in Huntington’s disease. It is characterised by an involuntary jerking, muscle rigidity and difficulty in speech.
Because of the ever increasing scientific research to find newer uses for CBD and the increasing market for CBD products in medical treatment and therapeutic usage, the chances of encountering unregulated CBD products is very high.