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The Medicinal Value of Hemp, a Cannabis Sativa Species


In the contemporary world, more countries are legalizing the use of medicinal cannabis because it is impossible to ignore the fact that this ‘magical’ plant contains chemicals that may help treat a wide range of illnesses. Truth is, there are plenty of health benefits that are attached to medicinal hemp. Below are some;

Treatment for chronic pain

This is one of the best-supported uses of hemp. Marijuana or cannabis contains compounds known as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that relieve pain and nausea when administered to a patient. For instance, cannabis reduces some of the pain and nausea from chemotherapy according to several studies. Also, a research paper done in 2016 found that people with chronic migraines experienced a decrease in migraine episodes after taking hemp powders and hemp seeds. However, there’s need for more research into the idea of cannabis sativa and its species being used for chronic pain management.

Consumption of hemp may help control epileptic seizures

Epilepsy is caused by mental illness or retardation, brain damage and tumors or even abnormal brain development. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) substances that are found in cannabis have been used widely to control these seizures.

Hemp is known to help with inflammatory bowel diseases

Studies suggest that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases benefit a whole lot from the consumption of hemp. Point of the matter is, the THC chemicals found in hemp interact with cells in the body that play an important role in gut function and immune responses. Moreover, hemp oils have the same relieving effects when applied on the swollen parts of your body.

It relieves arthritis, soreness and throbbing


According to researchers, hemp seeds, hemp oils and hemp powders alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote sleep. In fact, health and nutrition experts recommend this for arthritis patients. You can get more info at the HempCaptain.

Hemp users tend to be less obese

Obesity is a lifestyle disorder that has long-term negative effects if not controlled. Luckily, using hemp, especially when it is added to your healthy diet, tends to reduce or limit weight gain. As a matter of fact, hemp researchers suggest that people who have gotten used to having hemp hearts and seeds in their daily meals are skinnier than the average person and have healthier metabolism.

Hemp is known to relieve muscle cramps

Spasms of skeletal muscles are caused by muscle fatigue, dehydration, and also electrolyte abnormalities. What most people fail to notice is that these spasms occur abruptly and although short-lived, they are very painful. The good news is that the pain can be relieved by massaging hemp oils onto the affected area. And other than muscle cramps, it is also a good remedy for contractions and pain often experienced by those with sclerosis.

Well, there you have it! From the above listed benefits, it is quite evident that we have a lot to benefit from with hemp. And yes, although it might have come as a surprise, the truth is that there are health benefits related to the use of medicinal cannabis sativa.

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