Every year more than 2.5 million people are diagnosed with lung cancer and what is more alarming is that it is the second most common type of cancer in the United States of America. Chemotherapy and other targeted treatments are carried out to treat cancer, some restricted research and studies show that cannabis oil kills cancer. While it is not new that cannabis oil has been used in managing the treatment of cancer or the side effects of those treatments or the symptoms of cancer, what has been discovered by some limited studies is that cannabis oil could be used for the treatment of lung cancer as it has shown to stop the cancer growth.
One for doesn’t suit all-
While it is true to the extent that cannabis oil kills cancer, it is important to understand that not all types of cannabis oils can do that. There are different types of cannabis oils available. Cannabis oil contains chemical compound cannabinoids and the two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD. It is the ratio of these two compounds that decide cancer destroying potency of the cannabis oil.
Let’s dig into the 101 of Cannabis oil-
The main types of cannabis oils have been listed below-
- Hemp oil– Though hemp is pretty much similar to cannabis it does not contain THC. Even the CBD contained by it is of inferior quality, though of good potency. Hence one can opt for hemp if cannabis is not legalized in your area.
- CBD oil– Cherished for its therapeutic qualities including those of easing anxieties, pains and the after and side effects of chemotherapy, it is a non-psychoactive product without any high producing THC.
- Marijuana derivative– These are psychoactive with a high content of THC as these are extracted from the same plants as marijuana leaves and buds.
- Rick Simpson oil– These have extremely low or no CBD but are very high of the THC content ratio.
Treatment for the better-
Though they are no conclusive concrete studies to suggest that cannabis oil kills cancer, yet it eases out a bunch of lung cancer symptoms like those of
- Nerve pain
These also help in easing out the side effects of the conventional methods of cancer treatment like radiation and chemotherapy lead to like-
- Nauseous feeling
- Reduction in appetite
Usage by lines-
Generally, you can buy cannabis oil as concentrated liquids and if you’re buying from a reputable brand they list it out on the bottle. Check for the ratio of THC and CBD before you consume it. And as for as consumption is concerned, it can either be applied to the tongue, a few drops of it and swallowed directly though it is bitter in taste or it can be taken through vape which does irritate the lungs so is not suggested by doctors if used for treating lung cancer.
So conclusively suggesting that cannabis oil kills cancer will not be the right thing to claim, it certainly can be claimed that it does provide relief in cancer symptoms as well as the cancer treatment symptoms that follow.