“Did you know cannabis fights bacterial infections? Or that cannabis can help lower your cholesterol? In fact, these are just a few of the many health benefits of cannabis. Here are 25 reasons to incorporate this powerful plant into your lifestyle.”
I found this wonderful article written by Rachel Garland on July 24, 2017. Information is presented by Green Flower Media. Following are some excerpts from the original article:
1. Cannabis is a superfood (raw products and hemp seeds)
2. Cannabis kills cancer cells
3. Cannabis is a natural pain reliever

Before Bayer aspirin, there was cannabis. Cannabis has a long and documented history of providing pain relief.

In 2016, a study from the University of Michigan found that cannabis reduced the negative side effects of medications, improved quality of life for patients, and decreased the use of opioids by 64%.

Another recent study also echoed these effects. Researchers from the University of California Berkeley and Kent State University survey participants asking them about their pain along with their opioid and cannabis usage.

The findings revealed that patients overwhelming preferred cannabis. In fact, 81% of participants reported that cannabis was more effective for treating their condition than opioids.

4. Cannabis lowers your risk of diabetes
5. Cannabis promotes heart health
6 Cannabis boosts your metabolism
9. Cannabis is a neuroprotectant
“Did you know cannabis heals neurological damage? This is because cannabis displays neuroprotective qualities, which in turn limits the negative neurological impact that can occur after a stroke or concussion.”
10. Cannabis improves lung health
11. Cannabis alleviates skin irritations
“The benefits of cannabis are more than skin deep, however applying cannabis topically can provide relief for a number of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and even bug bites. Why is cannabis effective? Cannabis provides localized pain relief while also displaying potent antibacterial qualities. In addition, cannabis also inhibits the build-up of dead skin cells – a direct cause of psoriasis.”
12. Cannabis heals broken bones
13. Cannabis combats insomnia
14. Cannabis is an antioxidant
15. Cannabis inhibits the progression of Alzheimer’s

“Alzheimer’s Disease impacts over 46 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, these numbers on the rise.

Meanwhile, cannabis is shown to have life changing implications in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease revealed THC could be an effective treatment option due to cannabis’ neuroprotective and antioxidant properties.

But the benefits don’t end there.

In addition to being an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, research also suggests cannabis can also prevent the onset of the disease.”

16. Cannabis eases arthritis
17. Cannabis slows tumor growth
18. Cannabis alleviates anxiety
19. Cannabis is antibacterial
20. Cannabis stimulates new brain cell growth
21. Cannabis eases headaches
22. Cannabis reduces nausea
23. Cannabis alleviates inflammatory bowel diseases

“Are you coping with Crohn’s disease or other inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis?

study from the University of Nottingham revealed both THC and CBD interact with cells that play an important role in immunity as well as gut functioning.

In fact, the findings indicated that cannabinoids produced by the body (endocannabinoids) increased the permeability of the intestines.

Why is this important?

When the permeability of the intestines is increased, more bacteria can enter. However, the cannabinoids in cannabis actually block these endocannabinoids produced by the body.

As a result, cannabinoids increase the barrier of the intestines, allowing fewer bacteria to enter, leading to a healthier and happier gut.”

24. Cannabis is a natural antimycotic
25. Cannabis promotes homeostasis

“Cannabis is a powerful medicine. This is primarily due to the endocannabinoid system, or ECS.

Present in all life forms with a vertebrae, the ECS regulates almost every vital function in the human body.

The ECS is composed of cannabinoid receptors. These receptors bind to both endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and external cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

The primary role of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis. Why is this important? A lack of homeostasis is associated with the development of disease in the body. In other words, cannabis helps to keep our body running at its optimal level by maintaining homeostasis.”

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