THC Health Benefits - THC is developing health benefits here are seven of the most important
THC: Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most famous psychoactive cannabinoid mainly because it is responsible for our "high" effect but also because it also contains a strong medical potential, it interests the consumer of medical cannabis, and makes it especially attractive to recreational cannabis users. Beyond the known psychoactive effect, THC is also responsible for certain medical characteristics of the plant. These qualities have been tested and confirmed by numerous studies conducted in various countries.
Cannabis helps many patients with chronic pain alleviate their ailments.
THC acts through endocannabinoid system receptors in the body
It acts as an excellent very powerful natural analgesic
.2. Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
One of the effects of THC in the short term is the slight and temporary disruption of memory. This influence can be understood by many as a disadvantage, but in people with PTSD, THC introduces the same mechanism and helps them move forward and cope with difficult memories. A study published in 2014 (in the context of post-traumatic care) revealed that cannabis use can also heal the damage caused by this phenomenon, medical cannabis is also used in American veterans.
3. Relief of nausea and vomiting
For example ; Cancer patients suffer from nausea and vomiting due to the body's desire to eliminate the toxins that enter during chemotherapy.
THC helps alleviate these uncomfortable feelings and helps the body cope with the presence of toxins, and thus greatly improves the quality of life of patients.
4. Stimulation of appetite
The familiar munchies phenomenon (the desire to eat a lot and everything), after cannabis consumption, is brought about an increase in the activity of bacteria present in the stomach caused by the presence of THC in the blood that comes from the digestive tract .
In some patients, the effect of appetite is the essence of treatment, especially in patients with gastrointestinal problems such as Crohn's disease but also for patients who have difficulty eating under the influence influence of various drugs and the need to encourage natural appetite.
5. Glaucoma treatment
Studies in the 70 years have found that cannabis helps to relieve most of the symptoms patients experience from glaucoma and other eye diseases, especially those that create pressure on the optic nerves.
The reduction of pressure on the nerve prevents their disintegration and thus also their death (The process occurs at a later stage of the disease). Cannabis use actively protects the eyes of patients and rejects the deterioration of the disease. In Israel, glaucoma has entered the list of indications for medical marijuana licensing.
6. Relief of sleep disorders and insomnia
Many studies conducted in sleep laboratories around the world, show that cannabis contributes to a good quality of sleep on many parameters including the time of falling asleep which is shorter, in particular the REM ("rapid eye movement" ) which is also shorter.
Cannabis is an even more effective treatment for serious sleep problems such as insomnia (chronic insomnia) compared to most of the chemical substitutes available to the public in pharmacies; it is obviously the safest to use.
7. Assistance in the treatment of asthma
Several studies in American universities have found that THC doses help stop asthma attacks: THC causes enlargement of the bronchi and provides free and relaxed breathing. THC molecules anesthetize the sensitive areas in the throat that causes the convulsions and effectively calms them until the crisis has stopped. Since smoking is generally not recommended for health and can cause serious harm, the recommended method for the treatment of asthma is by spraying.
In 1982 Professor Raphael Mechoulam had already quoted "if cannabis was legal, it would immediately replace 10% 20% of drugs currently used"
Professor Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli chemist who discovered 50 years ago at the THC, received an honorary degree from Ben Gurion University for his study on cannabinoids. Despite the political difficulties that accompanied the work of Mechoulam, the American Anti-Drug Authority (NIDA) gave him an award in 2011 for his unique work that makes the project of his life.