Cannabis for Lyme Disease
Cannabis can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It is believed that cannabis acts as a an antibiotic against Lyme and co-infections, even MRSA. The marijuana molecules that kill bacteria are cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabigerol, tetrahyrdocannabinol, and cannabinol.
Anti parasitic: the whole Marijuana plant contains important molecules that increase its effectiveness against microbial infections. These chemicals are called terpenoids. Anti inflammatory: marijuana molecules called cannaflavins which have thirty times more anti-inflammatory capabilities than aspirin.
Immune balancing: called “immuno-modulation,” immune balance occurs with the help of Marijuana molecules such as Anadeamide (AEA), and cannabinoids, helping the immune system fight the disease and not the patient.
THC, the notorious part of the plant that causes the “high” feeling, has numerous medical benefits including: anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant, pain relieving, reduces blood pressure, eases glaucoma pressure, and acts against cancer. This induces the crucial healing factor in healing and detoxification: sleep. Stimulates release of Dopamine and Serotonin, improving mood and relieving pain. It is considered one of the safest and most effective treatments for peripheral neuropathy.
Cannabis is not considered a cure for Lyme Disease but user support that it can put the body into remission from ingestion.
Painkillers can also damage the lining of your GI tract, which is lined with cells containing CB1 receptors. Eating cannabis or taking cannabis oil can stimulate these CB1 receptors to repair the GI tract and reduce unwanted symptoms such as stomach pain, food sensitivity and diarrhea. Cannabis is supposed to be effective at treating anxiety, depression, arthritis, nerve pain, muscle spasms, insomnia, neuropathy and more.
Cannabis is illegal in most states. With lack of research there is no standardized protocol and unregulated strains and strength, cannabis is still a very unexplored treatment method by the medical community.