Over the last couple of years, it has been seen that a growing number of people are shifting towards cannabis oil for cancer cure. Well, cancer cannabis oil is being heralded as an effective treatment against cancer by some cancer experts; whereas some scientists believes that cannabis oil can become the potential cure for cancer in the coming years once it gets approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Well, this doesn’t mean cannabis is unsafe for treating cancer; rather it has been seen that it is effective in curing cancer and also its related side-effects.
Medicinal Cannabis for Treating Cancer
Medicinal cannabis or marijuana is an herb and it vastly varies from the rude cannabis that is harvested as a substance. The cannabis plant contains an important active chemical compounds known as ‘cannabinoids’ is known to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory property. In fact, cannabinoids are responsible for killing the cancer cells in the body. Thus, you will get to see many medical journals mentioning about cancer cannabis oil as an effective treatment.
Cannabis oil is well-known for offering an ideal treatment for wide variety of cancer such as brain, prostate, lung, or blood cancer. The oil is obtained from the Cannabis Sativa plant. The oil is obtained through the process of solvent extraction process.
In order to obtain the cancer cannabis oil, the leaves and the buds are dried and mixed with a liquid that easily absorbs the important compounds of the cannabis plant. It is then evaporated which leaves behind some extract. The extract is then mixed with the oil that comes in various colors. Usually, the oil contains high amount of cannabinoids (CBD) and low amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in it.
How It Functions?
When THC connects with the CB1 or CB2 receptor site, the ceramide synthesis gets increased. The cancer cells due to a slight drift within the mitochondria that is responsible for producing energy for the cancer cells. The increased ceramide level pushes out the Cytochrome C from the mitochondria. Thereby, it kills the source of energy to the cells. It even causes a disruption of the cell’s digestive system that blocks down all pathways for the pro-survival of the cancer cells.
So What The Oil Does?
The cannabinoid receptors get overexpressed in the tumors. Cannabinoid compound of the cannabis plant or the oil binds with the receptor cells and switches off the ability of the cancer cells to get replicated ort divided. Thus, it can be said that CBD and THC works together in order to bring in the death of the cancer cells, stopping the growth of the cancer cells, and also prevent the spreading of the cancer cells. Added to that, it prevents the cancer cells from affecting the surrounding health issues like inflammation, stress, anxiety, etc.
Cancer cannabis oil can help a body to achieve homeostasis and helps the immune system to fight against diseases. It can be said that the cannabinoids are responsible for creating a condition known as ‘apoptosis’ that kills the cancer cells.