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Tuesday 25 September 2018
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What are the Active Components in Marijuana that Treat Chronic Diseases?

Marijuana is a flowering plant. When the plant is fully grown, its flowers and leaves are used for treating certain diseases. There are a number of medical benefits of marijuana. Research is being conducted to known the medical vales of this herb, and it was found that there are certain active ingredients in this plant that treat chronic diseases. Below is the detailed description of the health benefits of the active components in marijuana.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Cannabis leaf isolated on white background

This is one of the active components of marijuana that acts as a pain killer and has string anti-inflammatory properties. This ingredient can reduce amyloidal plaques in brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease. In pre clinical trials, it has been found that THC can reduce the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in glioma (brain cancer cells). This is very important in treating chronic disease like brain tumor, as reducing VEGFmay stop the growth of brain cancer cells. This discovery offers a great promise that THC in marijuana treats chronic diseases like cancer and brain tumor. THC also acts like a bronchodilator, muscle relaxant, and anti-oxidant. It has 20 time’s anti-inflammatory power of aspirin and twice that of hydrocortisone.

Flavonoids, terpenoids, cannabinoids

These are the chemical components in Marijuana that work together to provide a variety of therapeutic benefits to human body. These are the chemicals that can reduce the symptoms of pain, nausea, vomiting and other health conditions. Flavonoids play a very important role in treating pain and inflammation. It does its work by coordinating with the endocannabinoid system that controls pain and inflammation in the body.

The marijuana plant is considered as one of the active plants on the planet with more than 400 active chemicals. These chemical components work together to provide a variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body. The other major ingredients in marijuana are terpenoids and cannabiniods. These ingredients promote bone strength, dilate blood vessels and protect the damaged brain cells. Besides this, the kill certain kind of cancer cells, controls muscle spasticity, kills viruses and bacteria and provides a number of other health benefits.

Marijuana is a combination of varying levels of terpenoids, Flavonoids and cannabiniods that seem to make the most effective medicine for certain diseases and symptoms. One should know that the isolated chemicals hardly have any impact on the human body, and is beneficial when all the ingredients are together.

Today, herbal marijuana is notstill approved in a number of developed and under developed countries. Its safety and effectiveness must be established through certain clinical trials, in order for the prescription medicine to be approved. Preclinical research has established a basis for pain relieving effects of marijuana, but there are few studies that demonstrated the effective pain relief characteristic.

Though marijuana is not approved as a medicinal drug, several pharmaceuticalcannabiniods that simulate the active ingredients in Marijuana are available in developed countries.

Author Bio– Misty is an award winning author who provides information on cannabis therapy and its health benefits. She regularly writes for Rocky Mountain Remedies aboutthe health benefits of Marijuana.