The use of marijuana in the medical field has been gaining momentum lately as it is the center of discussions and research.
Recently, another study sought to verify the efficacy of the plant in the treatment of diseases.
Referred by Hospital Sírio Libanês in partnership with the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo, the study analyzed the condition of two patients with the disease.
In these patients, the researchers administered cannabidiol capsules (a chemical extracted from marijuana) in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
In addition, another substance also removed from marijuana was used by scientists. They used flowers sprayed with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.
What are the effects of substances on patients?
After treatment, the researchers followed the results through magnetic resonances, to identify what the reaction of cannabidiol against the symptoms presented by the patients would be.
The substance, which had already presented itself as an option in improving the picture of several health problems, such as schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, also showed positive results in cancer patients.