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Cannabis Oil and Its Potential as Medicine

Can cannabis oil be used as a medicine

The use of cannabis oil (CBD) is on the increase for severe illnesses after many cases of its benefits have been shared around the world. Its use for helping children with epilepsy or adults with parkinsons, to name a few, have gendered a worldwide quesion about cannabis and its medicinal aspects.

In the case with CBD, it does not cause the unwanted intoxication that THC would provide. Therefore, it is said to be safe to have in a variety of forms such as; food, oil or infused with lotions. Depending on the severity of the illness, the stronger the oil etc may be.

This paper will review cannabis oil and its potential as a medicine to fight a whole range of human disorders.

Here is the full scientific article if you wish to download it.

Cannabinoids May Have a Therapeutic Potential

Concentrated cannabis extracts, also realised as cannabis oils due to their sticky and viscous allure, are becoming increasingly popular among self-prescribing patients as a claimed cure for cancer. In general, preparation methods for cannabis oils are relatively simple and do not require particular inventory. The most well-known example of such a product is called ‘Simpson oil’. The reasoning of the extraction, often led by a solvent evaporation step, is to make cannabinoids and other good constituents such as terpenes available in a highly concentrated form. Although various preparation methods have been recommended for cannabis oils, so far no research has been reported on the chemical composition of such products.

Recognizing the need for more information on quality and safety problems regarding cannabis oils, an analytical study was conducted to parallel numerable generally used preparation methods on the basis of content of cannabinoids, terpenes, and residual solvent components. Solvents used include ethanol, naphtha, petroleum ether, and olive oil. The anticipated results are not intended to lend a hand to or halt a progression in the therapeutic heart of these products, but may be applicable for better understanding the experiences of self-medicating patients through chemical analysis of this popular medicine.

Cannabinoids Could Be Used as an Anti Inflammatory

Concentrated cannabis extracts, also known as cannabis oils, are becoming mentioned more and more by self-medicating patients as a cure for cancer. Despite this developing popularity, so far no studies have been mentioned on the chemical composition or on the different preparation methods of such products. Recognizing the need for more information on quality and safety issues relating to cannabis oils, the small research effort illustrated here compared on the basis of cannabinoid, terpene, and residual solvent content a few generally used recipes for preparation of cannabis oils.

Of the solvents tested, this leaves olive oil as the best choice for preparation of cannabis oils for self-medication. Olive oil is cheap, not flammable or toxic, and the oil needs to be heated up only to the boiling point of water (by placing a glass container with the product in a pan of boiling water) so no overheating of the oil may take place. After cooling down and filtering the oil, for example by applying a French coffee press, the product is now able for consumption. As a trade-off, however, olive oil extract will not be concentrated by evaporation, which allows patients to consume a larger volume of it in order to get the same therapeutic impacts. In a follow-up study on the use of cannabis oils, there should be more focus on the abilities and motivations of those who use it for self-medication.

Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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