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Cannabis and Inflammation

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years in many cultures for the treatment of many ailments including pain. The benefits of cannabis are mediated largely by cannabinoids, the most prominent of which are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

As such, THC and/or CBD have been investigated in clinical studies for the treatment of many conditions including neuropathic pain and acute or chronic inflammation.

Pain and Inflammation is the leading cause of discomfort and depression in our Western culture. Many drugs used in pharmacotherapy are effective to control or redirect inflammatory responses, however, there is a range of adverse effects attributed to the use of these drugs.

Because of the side effect associated with pharmaceuticals, the use of herbal medicine and derivatives have continued to be used in lieu because of their effectiveness and safety, showing the importance of medicinal plants, especially the Cannabis/Hemp genus and the cannabinoid derivatives.

The cannabis plant produces a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other bioactive molecules which are likely to contribute to the different biological effects;

Plants of the genus Cannabis have been gaining attention in medicine. The most outstanding treatments include them being used as antispasmodic, analgesic, antiemetic, neuroprotective, and as anti-inflammatories.

CBD is non-psychoactive but exerts a number of beneficial pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

The chemistry and pharmacology of CBD, as well as various molecular targets, including cannabinoid receptors and other components of the endocannabinoid system with which it interacts, have been extensively studied. In addition, preclinical and clinical studies have contributed to our understanding of the therapeutic potential of CBD for many diseases, including diseases associated with oxidative stress.

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don't respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether.

Animal studies, and self-reports or research in humans, suggest CBD may also help with:

  • Anxiety Studies and clinical trials are exploring the common report that CBD can reduce anxiety.

  • Insomnia. Studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

  • Chronic pain. One animal study from the European Journal of Pain suggests CBD could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis when consumed or applied to the skin. Other research identifies how CBD may inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain, which are difficult to treat.

  • Addiction. CBD can help lower cravings for tobacco and heroin under certain conditions, according to some research in humans. Animal models of addiction suggest it may also help lessen cravings for alcohol, cannabis, opiates, and stimulants.

Over the years many of our customers have claimed a marked reduction in their pain levels and inflammation pain by consuming Hemp Seeds daily, particularly when they make smoothies with them.

We have a range of over 70 products, mostly prescription only, available by consultation. Access to the full range of our products for people or animals is available here.

Our over-the-counter CBD products 8/1capsules and Hemp honey are available at our online shop, at our clinic at 97 Hunter St Newcastle, or through our orders department.

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