Marijuana, commonly known as weed is got from a plant named Cannabis. While many people know it as an abusive drug, marijuana has many medical benefits too. The reason why it is made illegal in many countries is that the drug can cause many psychological side effects. It can have a significant impact on your brain and affect your memory and emotions when you consume marijuana on a large scale.
The following are some of the medical benefits of Marijuana:
Marijuana can be used to treat Glaucoma:
Glaucoma is the disease of the eye which is caused when too much pressure is applied to the eyeball, and the optic nerve gets damaged. When the optical nerve starts to get impaired the vision of the eyes slowly begins to deteriorate. Marijuana helps in decreasing the pressure that is caused in the eyeball, and thereby it reduces the progression of the disease and prevents blindness.
Improve the health of your lung:
Studies have shown that Marijuana helps in improving the condition of our lungs and can also help in increasing the lung capacity. But some say that the increase in lung capacity is due to taking long breaths while inhaling the drug and not because of any chemical in the drug.
Controls epileptic seizures:
Tetrahydrocannabinol in Marijuana is known for calming the brain cells and is responsible for controlling and relaxing your body. The drug was first tried on rats, and it was found that the seizures in rats were stopped for about 10 hours.
Prevents the spread of cancer cells:
Cancer is one of the most dreadful diseases in the world and when a person is detected with cancer one of the things we are concerned is the cancer cells should not spread from one part of the body to another. Cannabidiol prevents in spreading of cancer cells as it turns off a gene named Id-1 and the spread of cancer cells in the body is reduced.
It is known that people who smoke weed can suppress nausea and battle with pain more efficiently. Cancer patients who have taken chemotherapy have a significant amount of pain and feel nauseated all the time, and Marijuana is a great drug to ease the pain, and this may reduce anxiety when consumed on a lower dose. High dosage can make the person paranoid.
Slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease:
Studies have shown that Marijuana can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The THC that is found in Marijuana prevents the formation of plaques in the brain, and these plaques kill the brain cells when the brain cells are damaged it leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
Helps to maintain your metabolism:
People who smoke weed are mostly skinny, and even if they end up eating more calories, they end up staying skinny. Pod users also have a positive response to sugars in the body. Read More