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Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease, also known as borreliosis, is an inflammatory disease transmitted by ticks with possible lifelong consequences. It is usually difficult to treat due to serious, often-changing symptoms and side effects of conventional medicaments.


How Can Cannabis Help?

Cannabis efficiently kills various bacteria, viruses and fungi. The most studied five cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC) have all been shown to kill MRSA viruses, which are also known as “necrotic viruses”. Furthermore, some of the less-known cannabinoids as 8-hydroxicannabinol also possess strong antibacterial properties and their extracts can kill bacteria causing Lyme disease among other infectious diseases.


Cannabis can be also effectively employed in the treatment of late-stage Lyme disease because it mitigates pain, eases cramps and suppresses headache and nausea. And what is more, cannabinoid researchers claim that the plant is one of the safest and most efficient medications for treating peripheral neuropathy, which can cause permanent disability.                                                 


The application of antibiotics in an early stage of Lyme disease can damage gastrointestinal tract and kill beneficial bacteria, which protect our body from fungal and other infections. Painkillers can also damage lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which contains cells with CB1 receptors. The consumption of cannabis stimulates CB1 receptors and supports the regeneration of gastrointestinal tract, as well as suppresses stomach cramps and diarrhoea.

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