How Cannabis Is Used To Relieve Digestive Disorders

CBD or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound, and it is part of the Endocannabinoid System which is found in both humans and animals. These are especially the non-psychoactive cannabinoid which is derived from the Hemp plant or Cannabis plant. The CBD does not give you a “high” as that of the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) does. Cannabis Sativa is the subspecies of the Cannabis plant which contains the aromatic hydrocarbon compounds called as Cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol is an abundant cannabinoid along with the main psychotropic constituent. The Cannabinoids activate various types of G-protein-coupled with the cannabinoid receptors called as the Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptor and Cannabinoid Type 2 Receptor.

The Cannabinoids:

Normally, there are more than 100 types of cannabinoids found in cannabis. Cannabinoids are the chemical substances of the cannabis plant, and there are 100+ active ingredients. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are well known among them.

  1. THC creates psychotropic effects or euphoria. After using the THC, most people felt a relaxed nature along with heightened sensory perception.
  2. CBD does not create psychoactive effects, so it could reduce unpleasant side effects of THC like nervousness. In the modern-day, the CBD has been used effectively for treating seizures.

For Digestive Disorders:

With the research on medical cannabis, most people report symptom relief of digestive disorders that includes irritable bowel syndrome as well as inflammatory bowel disease. These include Crohn’s disease as well as ulcerative colitis. Medical cannabis is used for the IBD, which would automatically improve the symptoms of anti-inflammatory effects. Some of the gastrointestinal symptoms that the medical CBD are helpful for relieving include the

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Poor appetite, as a treatment for anorexia
  3. Cramping
  4. Constipation
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Acid reflux
  7. Gastric ulcers

Based on the retrospective study states more than 50% drop in the daily bowel movements is helpful for people with the marijuana for Crohn’s disease. More than 30% of people have stopped using the prescribed medications and rely on the medical CBD for all symptom management.

Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders:

In recent years, there has been growing interest in using medical marijuana for gastrointestinal disorders like the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), and these include the Crohn’s as well as Ulcerative Colitis (UC). The inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders can be easily reduced by taking CBD products. Normally, it is not scientifically proven, but some people have gained positive results. The main reason is that the CB1 receptors are activated with the THC, CBD, as well as THC, which have a synergistic effect on CB2 receptors. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease also have shown a combined improvement with abdominal pain as well as decreased bowel movement frequency.


Cannabis appears to decrease emptying stomach as well as gastric-acid production. These would automatically reduce the movement of food all throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Cannabis usage could also improve the diarrhoea-predominant form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The majority of people have felt that taking Cannabis was “very helpful” for extensively relieving abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea.


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