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By Linda A. Parker

ISBN-10: 0262035790

ISBN-13: 9780262035798

The hashish plant has been used for leisure and medicinal reasons for greater than 4,000 years, however the clinical research into its results has just recently yielded beneficial effects. during this booklet, Linda Parker deals a assessment of the medical facts at the results of cannabinoids on mind and behavioral functioning, with an emphasis on power healing makes use of. Parker describes the invention of tetrahydocannbinol (THC), the most psychoactive part of hashish, and the additional discovery of cannabinoid receptors within the mind. She explains that the mind produces chemical substances just like THC, which act at the comparable receptors as THC, and indicates that the endocannabinoid method is fascinated by all elements of mind functioning. Parker reviews that hashish comprises not just the psychoactive compound THC, but additionally different compounds of strength healing gain, and that one in all them, cannabidiol (CBD), indicates promise for the therapy of ache, anxiousness, and epilepsy. Parker reports the proof on cannabinoids and anxiousness, melancholy, temper, sleep, schizophrenia, studying and reminiscence, habit, intercourse, urge for food and weight problems, chemotherapy-induced nausea, epilepsy, and such neurodegenerative problems as a number of sclerosis and Alzheimer's ailment. each one bankruptcy additionally hyperlinks the clinical proof to historic and anecdotal stories of the medicinal use of hashish. As debate concerning the clinical use of marijuana maintains, Parker's balanced and aim evaluate of the basic technological know-how and power healing results of hashish is principally timely.

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