Cannabis as an Anti-convulsive Remedy

July 28th, 2010 by Author5 Leave a reply »

According to Dr. William O’Shaughnessy, cannabis is an anti-convulsant of the greatest value. This is the first European report on the obvious benefits of cannabis as an anti-convulsant published in 1830s.

Queen Victoria’s personal physician Dr. J. Russell Reynolds administered cannabis to her for at least 30 years realizing the anti-convulsive value of hemp. During the course of cannabis recommendation in California, a survey was conducted that revealed that this drug has the power to effectively address at least 250 conditions.

Cannabis’s importance in treatment of anorexia and nausea associated with AIDS, cancer and hepatitis treatment, in its capacity as an antiemetic cannot be underestimated. Cannabis is a known anti-convulsant and anti-spasmodic and there are strong indications that it can help greatly with conditions such as spasms, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

According to a study conducted with 15 patients whose epileptic convulsions could not be controlled by conventional anti-convulsants, seven of them were given placebos and eight with CBD. During the study period, four of the eight patients did not suffer from seizures. One out of seven patients with placebo showed little improvement and three were improved. This clearly indicates that seven out of eight patients were immensely benefited by CBD.

Studies have proved time and again the obvious medicinal properties of cannabis. Rather than spending time on experimenting, if scientists could just talk to patients who know firsthand the benefits of cannabis, it would solve many issues.

There are evidences that cannabis as an anticonvulsant was one of the first therapeutic uses suggested and documented years ago. This action has also been validated through studies on animals. Cannabis is undoubtedly safe and is an effective anti-convulsant that can help treat acute seizures effectively.  In fact, studies show that cannabis is safer and effective than benzodiazepines.

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