The Ministry of Public Health recently released “marijuana leaves – hemp” from the drug list. By the reason that it has been unlocked is That the properties of cannabis provide many benefits. And in the future, it will cause medical benefits to studying the properties of cannabis and kratom in treating illnesses. and to further improve the quality of life of patients
“Cannabis” has the scientific name Cannabis sativa. It is a biennial plant with 5-8 lobed leaves, 3-5 meters tall. Cannabis contains psychoactive substances or substances THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) with addictive and intoxicating effects and (Cannabidiol). Anti-drunk no psychoactive effect Reduces side effects from the psycho-emotional impact of THC. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. It reduces spasms, helps to calm, relax and has properties to inhibit the growth of many types of tumor cells in vitro.
Cannabis has three subspecies as follows.
– C. Sativa spp Sativa, equatorial regions, Colombia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Thailand.
– C. Sativa spp indica Pakistan, Afghanistan, Morocco, and Tibet
– C. Sativa spp ruderals cold weather central Russia.
For the benefits of cannabis, Several studies have reported that Cannabis extract has properties to treat the symptoms of various diseases as follows:
1. Treat anorexia. Cannabis is used as an appetite stimulant. will help slow weight loss in cancer patients
2. Prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy.
3. Treat intractable epilepsy and epilepsy resistant to spasms. in patients with degenerative nerve endings
4. Treat central nervous system pain who have used other treatment methods and have not been effective
5. Relieve Asthma Every asthma medication has its drawbacks, namely limitations. Both efficacy and side effects This is because marijuana dilates the trachea and reduces bronchoconstriction.
6. The use of cannabis to treat glaucoma is to treat eye glaucoma, which is the second reason blind people in the USA Nearly a million Americans suffer from cannabis-treatable glaucoma. Cannabis raises blood pressure. Intraocular pressure decreases for several hours in ordinary people and subjects with elevated intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma. Giving marijuana by mouth or intravenously has the same effect, which depends on the type of cannabis derivative more. The sedative effect of cannabis causes it. Cannabis does not cure deficiency disease. But helps to prevent more blindness. When generic medications don’t help, And the surgery is too risky.
7. Reduce pain. Most cannabinoids, primarily THC, can help reduce chronic pain. And help get more sleep and help reduce joint pain, but there is no clear clinical conclusion for chronic pain in cancer patients.
8. Treat Parkinson’s Disease but still needs more research to support it.
9. Treat Alzheimer’s Disease but still needs more research to support it.
10. Treatment of other multiple sclerosis (Non-rigid sheath neuropathy), but also research needs more support.
11. Dr. Kwanchai Wisitthanon revealed the information in the textbook of Phra Narai’s pills. and books of medical science Found many Thai medicinal formulas that are into cannabis, such as
Reclining recipe Properties help sleep well, relieve pain, appetite, and be used as a replacement/supplement to modern drugs in the group of sleeping pills and anti-stress drugs.
– Recipe for destroying Phra Sumen Has the effect of helping to relieve stiffness from paralysis, paralysis
– Satan Triphop Recipe Helps with constipation, swollen stomach, relieves wind in the stomach, flatulence from liver cancer Apply on the stomach
– Thai pathology recipe Help with diabetes, reduce sugar
12. Hemorrhoids Treatment When applying hemorrhoids and skin diseases regularly, It was found that inflammation and pain were reduced. The hemorrhoidal head emerges outside or around the anal root atrophy.
13. Cure cancer. Marijuana extract may inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells and inhibit the growth of some cancerous tumors in rats. It was found that cannabis extract can inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cells by inhibiting the blood vessel formation process of cancerous tumors. (Angiogenesis) and reduce the spread of cancer cells to other parts (Metastasis) in many cancers. By stimulating the creation of a program of cancer cell death (Program cell death) through inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
However, regarding The effectiveness of cancer treatment with cannabis extract, research studies are required in detail for each issue further.
14. Relieve anxiety The history of use for relaxation makes it possible that cannabinol has an anti-anxiety effect. However, the mechanism of action is complex and has not been fully explained. Clinical reports show that the use of Fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitors (FAAH inhibitors), which belong to the group. Endocannabinoids Can reduce anxiety symptoms. Many of these compounds are currently undergoing clinical testing.