Cannabis found to effectively treat seizures

Scientists have been impressed with the amazing health benefits that cannabis offers. As a result, they are regularly performing research to figure out how cannabis can be used to treat frustrating health conditions that plague human beings. From one such analysis, it was identified that cannabis could be used to reduce the frequency of seizures. However, people who lived in ancient Persia and China knew that cannabis could be used to treat seizures. These facts can be seen from the medical texts that belong to Persian and Chinese eras.

In a recently concluded experiment, Cannabidiol, which is extracted from cannabis, was given to a group of 39 children. All these kids were suffering from a severe form of epilepsy. At the end of one month, results were observed, and it was identified that the health condition has improved. In other words, these kids could experience a 39% reduction of seizures per month after consuming Cannabinoid for six months. In fact, three children out of this group got the opportunity to eliminate seizures. The results of this study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine as well.

A person who is affected with severe forms of epilepsy will have to experience about 12 seizures per month. With the assistance of CBD, they will be able to cut down the number of seizures to 6 after a period of one month in average. CBD delivers interesting results to some individuals, and they will be able to get rid of this frustrating health condition. However, it is also important to keep in mind that people who take in CBD as a treatment for seizures will have to experience mild side effects as well. The chances of getting these side effects are high, especially if you are on anti-epileptic medication. Some of the most common side effects that are linked with CBD include diarrhea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal effects.

The following video shows an 11-year-old girl suffering from an epileptic seizure. According to the video’s description, once her mother gives her a dose of cannabis oil, the seizure stops.

 

 

Due to the effectiveness of cannabis for treating seizure, the Canadian Consortium has paid particular attention towards making a pharmaceutical grade product out of it. Plans are being carried out to make this product, and it would be available for the people soon. However, it is important to keep in mind that this would be a trial product and if it can deliver favorable results to most of the patients, it would be accepted widely as an effective treatment.

If a treatment option can be modeled based on cannabis for the people who are affected by seizures, a great relief would be provided to the parents, who have got children dealing with the frustrating effects of the health condition at home. However, they should be willing to accept the mild side effects that come along with CBD, before they give CBD to their little ones. Since the success rate associated with cannabis is high, it would become an attractive treatment option as well.