The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) in Treating Various Diseases

Unlike its psychoactive compound THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD doesn’t alter your state of mind after its consumption. People who do not know the differences between CBD and THC are often confused about getting high after its use. However, it’s proven that CBD has no such effect on our minds. It’s why CBD oil became popular, and researchers have been studying how it can be used to treat various diseases.

CBD is used in oil and helps relieve pain and inflammation when applied to the affected area. It is also used to treat chronic pain, joint pains, migraine, anxiety, depression, and many more.

Below is the list of more such diseases where CBD oil plays an effective role:

  • Smoking And Drug Withdrawal

People struggle a lot to quit smoking but cannot do so because of the addictive component called nicotine. However, when people smoke cigarettes containing CBD, they have gradually controlled the number of times they smoke to none at all. It’s because CBD helps people to stop craving nicotine.

CBD also helps drug addicts in getting relaxation from drug withdrawal symptoms. It provides instant relief and stops the mind from consuming harmful drugs. Researchers also proved that CBD helps treat mood-related symptoms and insomnia in drug addicts.

  • Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder resulting in seizures and unusual behavior irrespective of time and place. People from all backgrounds develop epilepsy and undergo a lot of struggle during each seizure.

Researchers finally developed a purified form of CBD oil (called Epidiolex) in 2018, which effectively treats seizures. In addition, it doesn’t have any sedating side effects that normal medicines have. And researchers are conducting active studies to study in-depth the presence of CBD oil in Epidiolex.

  • Alzheimer’s

It’s sad when some people forget the faces of their loved ones just because they have a disease called Alzheimer’s. So, there have been numerous studies to deduce whether CBD positively affects Alzheimer’s or not. And fortunately, in one of the experiments conducted on rodents, it’s proved that CBD can help people memorize and recognize familiar faces. In another study, it was found that CBD can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Cancer

CBD shows effective results in suppressing the growth of cancer cells and destroying them. The statement is proved after numerous studies conducted on the effect of CBD on cancer cells. For example, one of the recent studies in 2020 showed that CBD improved the body’s immune system response to cancer treatment and also increased the body’s response to chemotherapy.

  • Anxiety Disorders

Unlike THC, which amplifies the feeling of anxiety when consumed, CBD is proved to lessen the feeling. In addition, it shows results on all kinds of disorders like PTSD, general anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Though there are many studies to back CBD usage, some people also stop using them as it’s showing adverse effects. However, it’s not scientifically proven that only CBD is responsible for the negative effects.

The key in using any medication, whether CBD or any other drug, is moderation. Medicines you take on an interval basis as per the prescription will improve your body.

  • Type 1 Diabetes

People have type 1 diabetes when the immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas. It leads to inflammation and eventually to type 1 Diabetes.

As discussed earlier, CBD shows great results towards inflammation and delays getting type 1 Diabetes.

  • Acne

Acne is another inflammation that occurs on the skin when its glands become damaged or overworked. When applied to the infected area, CBD oil decreases the glands’ functionality causing acne, effectively reducing the redness or itchiness on that part of the skin. In addition, as CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce that redness and burning sensation in diseases like psoriasis.

Moreover, because of the skin healing properties in CBD, it’s used as a common ingredient in skin creams and ointments.

Possible Side Effects:

Several uses of CBD are difficult to ignore; however, most CBD products do not have FDA approval. It means CBD is not approved in all the possible test cases. So, you can’t tell whether it’s safe for everyone to use. This is the reason why you should consult your doctor before using CBD oil, even in small quantities.

How To Use CBD?

We have talked about CBD oil, but not its usage. The doctor prescribed CBD oil dosage depending on a person’s body weight and reason for using CBD. According to the prescription, you can use it:

  • by mixing oil into your food or drink
  • in the form of capsules
  • massaging the paste onto your skin
  • spraying it under the tongue

The Benefits of CBD Oil Outweigh Its Side Effects!

Because of its benefits, CBD oil has become popular, and people worldwide are using them. Sure the benefits outweigh the side effects; however, you should use them in moderation and per the doctor’s advice.

This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. The views expressed in this article are the expert’s views and do not necessarily represent the views of CannaList EU.

The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) in Treating Various Diseases

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Hi, I’m Erika Rhein, a writer by profession and passion; I’m skilled in interestingly rendering informative articles to help my readers make valuable decisions. Furthermore, I write on different subjects, including business, technology, home improvement, lifestyle, and fashion.