The purpose of this site is to collect lab research by medical doctors about herbs that are proven to treat illnesses and counter the false attacks on herbs by the medical industry and false claims by alternative medicine. I let the science tell the facts.
 
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Cannabidiol Cannabis sativa or marijuana

A man made extraction from marijuana. It does not get you high and has anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. WI do not promote smoking marijuana. Often an otherwise harmful herb has tremendous helpful properties when used wisely.

1. "Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for psychosis...Although cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis, the cannabis constituent cannabidiol (CBD) may have antipsychotic properties. Evidence from several research domains suggests that CBD shows potential for antipsychotic treatment." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24309088

2. "Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive plant cannabinoid that inhibits cell proliferation and induces cell death of cancer cells and activated immune cells...The inhibition of VDAC1 by CBD may be responsible for the immunosuppressive and anticancer effects of CBD." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24309936

3. "Spasticity is one of the main symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Epidemiological studies indicate that approximately two-thirds of MS patients experience spasticity and, in a relevant proportion of this group, spasticity is moderate to severe...This review of MS spasticity cases from around Europe presents current knowledge of considerations for administration of a new agent (tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol-based nabiximols [Sativex®] oromucosal spray) for management of MS spasticity..."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24289846 Herbdiscovery note: In reading scientific research often what is not said can be most informative, for example this report is actually saying their drug is made from Cannabidiol, and Cannabidiol can treat spasticity.

4. "Severe childhood epilepsies are characterized by frequent seizures, neurodevelopmental delays, and impaired quality of life... This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy...Our survey shows that parents are using cannabidiol-enriched cannabis as a treatment for their children with treatment-resistant epilepsy..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24237632

5. See this link about how a family stopped their daughters seizures with medical marijuna. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/index.html and http://realmofcaringfoundation.org/

 
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