Treating Digestive Parasites with Cannabis

There is proof that weed may help with digestive problems caused by parasites. One study from 2019 found that cannabis could kill different parasite worms.

Anthropologists in the Congo Basin of Africa have found that people from the same tribe who smoke cannabis every day have a much lower rate of intestine bugs than people from the same tribe who avoid weed.

Cannabis makes it very hard for animals to move around, which makes their behavior slow and unpredictable. They can’t decide whether to go forward or backward, a problem that medicine can fix.

Most of the anti-parasitic drugs on the market today work by paralyzing the worms, which then lets the body get rid of them. Komuniecki’s study has found a small amount of movement, which might be enough to free the worm from its host.

However, more study is needed to prove these results and find out if cannabis is safe and effective for treating digestive problems caused by parasites in the long run.

Before you decide to use cannabis to treat stomach problems caused by parasites, you should talk to your care provider about the pros and cons.

Digestive Advice

If you want to use weed to help digestive problems, here are some tips:

Start with a small amount and slowly raise it until you get the desired result.
If you want to avoid stomach problems, don’t smoke or vape weed.
You might want to use items that contain CBD, which can help with pain and parasites.

Cannabis should only be used in a safe and supervised area.

Talk to your doctor about how to use cannabis smartly and safely. Also, keep in mind that weed can affect how other medicines work. Before you use weed, you should talk to your doctor, especially if you are already using medication.

About Dominic E.

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