Here are the latest findings on
the anti-seizure activities of cannabis oil
The use of medicinal cannabis (also known as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica) seems to be a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media. This is because all around the world cancer patients are using cannabis oil to either heal their cancer, or deal with pain related to this disease. In addition to that, there is growing scientific evidence that cannabis oil does have anticancer compounds. Recently, however trials are focused on the anti-seizure activities of cannabis oil, and below are the latest findings.
There is mounting evidence that the anti-seizure activities of cannabis oil are in fact real and not hear say. A recent review has discussed that the nonpsychoactive compound cannabidiol (CBD) anticonvulsant properties has been established by open-label studies on patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy, such as Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
In a placebo - controlled trial for example, patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome were given 20mg/kg/day for 14 weeks. Results from this trial suggest that CBD add-on therapy for the treatment of drop seizures associated with LGS may be efficacious and generally well-tolerated. In a study on patients suffering from Dravet syndrome, the results were similar, and 20mg/kg/day dramatically reduced convulsive seizures.
In yet another study, conducted at the Dwek Children’s Hospital in Israel. The anti-seizure activities of cannabis oil were tested on patients with refractory epilepsy, who were treated for at least one month . 74 patients with refractory epilepsy of various genetic or structural etiologies were followed for at least 3 months. The cohort was subsequently extended to include 129 patients (age 1–25 years) treated for at least one month. Daily dose ranged from 2 to 27 mg/kg/day and the results were as follows: 74 patients, 66 (89%) reported reduction in seizure frequency: the reduction was 75–100% in 13 patients (18%), 50–75% in 25 (34%), 25–50% in 9 (12%), and
While, there is still a lot of political discussions whether medicinal cannabis should be widely prescribed for a variety of ailments. It is already a established scientific fact that the anti-seizure activities of cannabis oil are real. Scientifically speaking, what makes cannabis sativa such a powerhouse in terms of its healing activities is its phytochemical profile, which contain over 60 compounds needed for good health, some of which are: simple ketones, fatty acids, non- cannabinoid phenols, flavonoids ,vitamins, and tarpenes ( coumpounds that have powerful antiviral capabilities).