5 affections that can be treated through plants  

Posted on Jan 24, 2018 in Health


Cannabis, marijuana, weed – no matter how people want to call it, this natural wonder has more benefits than people know about. Even though marijuana has a bad reputation because it is considered an illegal substance in most countries on Earth, the health benefits it has when it comes to medical purposes are tremendous. Used in moderate quantities, at a medic’s recommendation, marijuana can aid treating various types of cancer, HIV/AIDS, neurological problems, eating disorders etc. Marijuana has been banned in the vast majority of the world’s countries. Yet over the past few years several states have reassessed their legal status, making marijuana legal. Uruguay is the first country that legalized marijuana in 2013. In Netherlands marijuana can be both cultivated at home or sold in certain coffee shops. Talking about US, marijuana can be used in certain regions for medical purposes only. Here are some health benefits you may be interested about:

1.      Treating migraines

This affection is characterized by repetitive headaches. People who suffer from migraines usually deal with a lot of stress, bed immobilisation, fasting, lack/excess of sleep etc. This type of headache usually lasts from a few hours to a few days and is located in different sides of the head. A migraine can trigger digestive disorders, including nausea and vomiting, photophobia and noise intolerance. Migraines are not responsive to treatment and the best cure would be through plants.

2.      Slowing tumour growth

All cancer cells can be destroyed by the immune system if it is capable of regenerating specific enzymes. Cancer cells grow uncontrollably as a result of the damage or the mutations present in a person’s DNA. Toxins that are found in food or the chemical pollution in the environment can affect the natural function of the entire immune system. Chemotherapy can eventually cause tumour growth instead of slowing down the growth. It all depends on the human body strength. Fortunately, many natural alternatives can be helpful in slowing down the tumour growth process. Certain foods and plants can help fight cancer cells and have visible results in time.

3.      Preventing epileptic seizures

Epileptic seizures are periodic disorders of the brain’s electrical activities that eventually lead to cerebral dysfunction. Each seizure is unique and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Strong stimuli that irritate the brain (injuries, medication, sleep deprivation, infections, fever etc.) can trigger a seizure regardless of whether the person is suffering from epilepsy or not. The affection can be treated/prevented with natural remedies.

4.      Preventing Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that can cause brain cells to die. This damage can lead to memory loss and cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that initially starts with mild symptoms and then gradually evolves, making it a degenerative condition.

5.      Treating glaucoma

Glaucoma is a chronic eye affection which is manifested by an increased intraocular pressure. This pressure is affecting the optic nerve and it eventually ends up diminishing vision. Glaucoma is a fairly widespread condition and timely diagnosis along with the correct treatment are the only ways to keep it. Some plants can reduce the intraocular pressure.