There is a theory that the underlying basis of all disease is inflammation. I believe this to be true and it is certainly true of IBS diseases I don’t think there is any disagreement about that. This leads us directly to the reason why cannabis medicine is so effective in helping to cure IBS. Cannabis is the mother of all antiinflammatories, it is a powerful antioxidant and analgesic.
The cannabis plant is made up of hundreds of components:
- Over 100 cannabinoids
- 200 terpenes or terpenoids
- 30 Flavonoids
We only really have any understanding of about 20 of these and that’s being generous. However those components that we do understand have amazingly healthful properties. They are neuroprotective, cancer-protective, cancer fighting, powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants!
Just 3 of these components are: limonene, pinene and quercetin. All three of these are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant,
So, we only have a partial picture of what the components of cannabis do and how they function. We have enough information to believe that many more positive attributes will be discovered with research but with just the information what we have right now we are CERTAIN that cannabis medicine is of benefit to IBS sufferers.