London: A study of children with epilepsy in the UK found that pure hemp oil extracted not only reduced epileptic seizures by 86% but also reduced the need for other epilepsy medications. ۔
The study looked at 10 children aged 18 and under, severely affected by epilepsy. And who had to take many epilepsy medicines in one day.
These children were given small amounts of pure cannabis oils extracted from the cannabis plant as medicine, which was carefully determined by the doctors individually.
According to a report published in the latest issue of the online research journal BMJ Pediatrics Open, careful use of natural cannabis oil for medical purposes proved to be extraordinarily beneficial for these children.
Epileptic seizures in these children decreased by an average of 86%, while children who took seven epilepsy medications daily needed only one medication throughout the day.
Experts warn that this is a preliminary study that has revealed a new aspect of the medical benefits of the cannabis plant, but based on this, long and detailed studies are needed to properly treat cannabis epilepsy.
Experts still do not know which of the 400 compounds in the cannabis plant are benefiting epilepsy patients.
However, regarding the compounds of the “cannabinoids” group, it is believed that the medical benefits of cannabis are due to them. Cannabis contains 70 different cannabinoids.
In 2018, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FDA) approved a cannabinoid drug containing cannabis for children with epilepsy. It was the first drug of its kind to be approved in the United States.
Positive results from recent research have once again highlighted the importance of cannabis in the treatment of mental and psychiatric disorders.