Although the cannabis plant as a whole has been used and studied for centuries, in more recent years, research has focused on CBD and its great many applications. Although further study is required to confirm the various discoveries, here we point to a number of authoritative scientific papers on the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) in various fields.
The ability of CBD to improve the quality of life of individuals with epilepsy has been demonstrated in various experiments, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Epidiolex, the first CBD-based drug able to significantly reduce seizures in two rare forms of epilepsy, i.e. Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.
- Chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers and epileptic patients
- Potential Clinical Benefits of CBD-Rich Cannabis Extracts Over Purified CBD in Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy: Observational Data Meta-analysis
- FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy
- The medicinal benefits of CBD oil and medical cannabis
With their antioxidant properties and ability to activate CB2 receptors, cannabinoids have shown promising results in helping combat this disease.
According to a number of studies, CBD has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and muscle-relaxant properties and can regulate the perception of pain.
Due to its neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, CBD has been studied as a potential multifunctional treatment in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Various studies have shown that, by acting on serotonin receptors, CBD has tranquillizing effects and helps to reduce stress, panic attacks, and sleep disorders.
- Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series
- Evidences for the Anti-panic Actions of Cannabidiol
- Cannabis and the Anxiety of Fragmentation—A Systems Approach for Finding an Anxiolytic Cannabis Chemotype
- Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naïve social phobia patients
According to a number of studies, CBD is also a potential chemotherapeutic agent thanks to its ability to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells, thereby inducing cell death by way of apoptosis.
- Cannabidiol, a Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoid Compound, Inhibits Proliferation and Invasion in U87-MG and T98G Glioma Cells through a Multitarget Effect
- Local Delivery of Cannabinoid-Loaded Microparticles Inhibits Tumor Growth in a Murine Xenograft Model of Glioblastoma Multiforme
- The current state and future perspectives of cannabinoids in cancer biology
- Cannabis sativa L. and Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoids: Their Chemistry and Role against Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Cancer
- Potential Use of Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer