December 16, 2018
Alzheimer’s is one of the brain diseases that has not been found until now. A study says medical marijuana has the opportunity to be a cure. Is it true?
David Schubert, the senior researcher from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States, conducted a study to see the effect of the substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana for the brain. It was found that the effects of delusions and hallucinations produced by THC were able to get rid of the bad plaques in the brain that were suspected to be the cause of Alzheimer’s.
“It can be concluded that medical marijuana has the potential as an Alzheimer’s drug,” Schubert said, quoted from CNN
Schubert said he had been doing research on Alzheimer’s medicine 10 years ago. Initially, he conducted research on curcumin, a compound commonly found in ginger, turmeric, and ginger.
Curcumin has the effect of reducing inflammation in the brain and reducing nervous system death. Further experiments found this effect appeared to coincide with cannabinoid effects such as hallucinations and delusions.
Finally, the study was transferred to medical marijuana and was devoted to looking at the THC effect on plaques that caused the death of nerve cells in the …