Marijuana has a lengthy history of being used in earliest medicine for the treatment of inflammation of problems with the bowels. Today, marijuana is becoming more common among those people who are living with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Studies find that marijuana might be an effective treatment for this disease. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties which all can help those with the disease.
Not currently approved
Currently, IBD has not considered an approved disease for medical marijuana, there is evidence that suggests that marijuana could help those who are living with IBD. Marijuana can help in reducing inflammation linked to this disorder, as well as oxidative stress which causes many symptoms in IBD.
Chronic inflammation of the bowels is one of the major problems in IBD – as the name suggests. Marijuana offers anti-inflammatory effects that seem to help those who are living with IBD. While there are other drugs for example steroids to decrease inflammation in the bowels, steroids have more side effects as well as can also cause dependence.
The advantages of marijuana over these steroids are marijuana does not cause any addiction and carry positive side effects like improved appetite.
Marijuana encompasses cannabinoids that have antioxidant effects, such as CBD and THC carried in Cannabis oil. These cannabinoids can be helpful in lowering oxidative stress in the bowels and reduce any damage to the gastrointestinal tract.
Since there are many people living with this disease, it would be worth the time and energy for this help for IBD to be studied by those who know most about this disease. There are many living with this disease that is already finding help with marijuana.