Every coin has two sides.
We are all aware of adverse effects of marijuana on our body (definitely not on mind, it's a blessing).
But after all, its a herb. It grows naturally and isn't manufactured in any factory.
Clearly, there must be something about this "natural creation" that benefits mankind.
So here is the list of 13 strange ways in which marijuana is good for you.
A study proves that marijuana improves insulin control, and there is a reduced prevalence of obesity as it also improves metabolism.
A study found that certain ingredients in marijuana play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy. Weed has major anticonvulsant properties in certain cases.
The limited dosage of Marijuana can help in dealing with anxiety.Marijuana has always been a boon to patients with ADHD too.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the active components of marijuana which slows down the production of beta-amyloid proteins, one of the key contributors to the progression of Alzheimer's.
Have a chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery? Well, marijuana can help you reduce it with regular medication and doctor's advice.
Marijuana is very effective in relieving nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It may also help in slowing down and in some cases even eliminating certain kinds of aggressive cancers.
A study was conducted using 4000 participants which showed that those who consume marijuana occasionally or even daily have lower levels of depressive symptoms than those who have never tried it.
"Cannabinoids found in marijuana can help improve brain function after a stroke. According to studies, chemicals in cannabis can literally repair and stimulate the growth of brain cells".
High pressure within the eye is one of the main cause of optic nerve damage in glaucoma. "According to proven research, marijuana helps decrease this intraocular pressure, thus relieving the symptoms."
According to a study, marijuana actually improves lung function and capacity. There are several other ways of using weed other than just smoking it. "In fact, in a study, marijuana users were found to have increased lung capacity compared to nonsmokers."
Hepatitis C has very adverse side effects such as nausea and low appetite which can be minimised by using marijuana."It helps patients complete their antiviral therapy and improves their odds at successfully eliminating the Hepatitis C virus."
Migraines are characterised by pulsating headaches which are highly debilitating."In fact, smoking marijuana can literally stop a migraine if taken at the onset."
"The THC in weed binds to receptors in the nerves and muscles to relieve pain, which makes it extremely beneficial to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. It reduces pain and relieves symptoms such as an overactive bladder, nerve pain and muscle spasms."