Crohn's disease belongs to a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. They are extremely intractable diseases whose etymology is not clearly defined. This makes treatment very difficult, mostly symptomatic. It is an inflammatory disease and, as a wealth of research already indicates, CBD oils produced from cannabis seeds have anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore CBD oil can act as a supportive treatment for Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease - causes, symptoms, treatment
Cannabinoids and Crohn's disease
It is not only CBD that has become the focus of research in the context of Crohn's disease treatment. Researchers have also investigated another cannabinoid, namely THC, which also shows anti-inflammatory effects. In 2013, they conducted a study to see how medical cannabis would deal with the condition.
Twenty-one people with Crohn's disease who had not been significantly improved by known therapies were forfeited. Individuals were randomly allocated to either a group taking cannabis or one given a placebo. The results of the study were promising. In five out of 11 patients in the cannabis group, symptoms disappeared completely and in 10 out of 11, they partly disappeared. In addition, all the subjects reported both an improvement in their sleep quality and appetite.
CBD oil in Crohn's disease
This disease, is another inflammatory disease. And, as we know, among the properties of CBD oil that are mentioned by scientists, it is the anti-inflammatory action that is the dominant one and probably the best studied and confirmed one already. But research on cannabidiol is still ongoing and there is still something new to learn.
- "Dosage, efficacy and safety of cannabidiol administration in adults: a systematic review of human studies" (2020) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7092763/
- "Cannabis induces clinical response in patients with Crohn's disease: a prospective placebo-controlled study"; Timna Naftali, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Irys Dotan, Efraim Filip Lansky, Fabiana Sklerovsky Benjaminovm, Fred Meir Konikoff, (2013) https://www.cghjournal.org/article/S1542-3565(13)00604-6/fulltext
- "Crohn's disease caused by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract"; A. Wawryniuk, M. Rybak, K. Szwajkosz, K. Sawicka, E. Krzyżanowska, R. Łuczyk, E. Szymczuk, A. Tomaszewski. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2017; 7(8): 8 0-98. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.842267 (2017).