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Inflammatory Bowel Disease treatment with CBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis could be treated with CBD oil. Inflammatory Bowel Disease typically results in:

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of normal menstrual cycle
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Urgent need to move bowels

A 2012 study looked at 13 patients with diagnosed IBD. They were given a three-month treatment of smokeable medical cannabis. At the end of the study, here’s what the researchers found:

“Three months’ treatment with inhaled cannabis improves quality of life measurements, disease activity index, and causes weight gain and rise in BMI in long-standing IBD patients.”

A year later, another group of researchers gave cannabis to a number of patients with Crohn’s disease. This study reached similar conclusions. After 8 weeks of treatment,

“cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits compared with a placebo, without side effects.”

And later that year, researchers published yet another paper about cannabis and Crohn’s disease. This one concluded that, the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.