Benefits of THC
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the key substance in cannabis, a plant used in the medical community for its psychogenic effects. ‘Â With the THC content in this plant, many people also use it as a drug for recreational use. ‘Â Although THC is closely associated with abuse, it actually offers a lot of benefits like:
1. Analgesia and related effects
THC is a common component of many drugs for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. ‘Â The common headache may be relieved by taking drugs with THC, along with other types of pain like those in arthritic conditions and the pain felt by women during their menstrual period. ‘Â Along with the pain relief, drugs with THC content can also make a person feel more relaxed and calm.
2. Stimulation of appetite
With regular intake of cannabis or THC, one’s appetite is said to be stimulated causing a person to eat more. ‘Â This is a great benefit for people who want to gain some weight and those who need to add up on nutrition from food.
3. Controlled symptoms of various movement disorders
Since THC can help induce analgesia and relaxation, those with movement disorders are said to benefit in terms of more controlled symptoms. ‘Â The involuntary muscle contractions and jerky movements associated with conditions like dyskinesias and Tourette’s syndrome may be lessened with the use of THC. ‘Â There have also been studies regarding the beneficial effects of cannabis and/or THC on epileptic patients. ‘Â The convulsions or seizures in these patients are said to be minimized or controlled if THC is used.
4. Mood Enhancement
With THC’s psychogenic effect, people with depression and anxiety may get some relief from this drug. ‘Â Regular intake of THC is said to help elevate the mood of a person and make him/her feel better.
Overall, the THC content in cannabis is widely used in many parts of the world for its medicinal or health benefits. ‘Â But because of its psychogenic effects, many countries have regulated the use, sale, and distribution of drugs with THC to prevent abuse and recreational use.