Medicine –Art or Science, or maybe both
This is a question that has always sparked a debate in the medical fraternity. It is not just about cooking up a new compound or capsule to eradicate a health disorder; it also is a process of dealing with life and guiding it towards betterment. Drug abuse has been a major man-made evil in recent years. But as medical research has progressed in the last few decades, these prescription drugs have been increasingly incorporated into medical science as a sure shot cure to many ailments. The subject under discussion is Cannabidiol. This byproduct of Marijuana was discovered for its medicinal potential in 1940. Commonly, it is also known as CBD. Being non- psychoactive in nature, it has proved to be an extremely versatile cure in the 21st century. In order to prevent its’ potential misuse, CBD is diluted with carrier oils such as olive oil, hemp seed oil before being sold.
The bright side of CBD:
Apart from being an effective painkiller, CBD oil is an effective antidepressant. It has found wide application in cancer treatment by reducing the magnitude of pain endured by patient apart from zeroing out the side effects of Chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting. Its’ anti-acne properties make it a popular additive to cosmetics as well. CBD generally reduces inflammation and deters sebum production on the skin. Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy are kept under check when this drug is used under medical supervision.
The not so bright side of CBD:
CBD should always be used after the need for the same has been sanctioned by a registered medical practitioner. Some common side effects include diarrhea, fatigue, and loss of appetite. In recent years, other side effects such as dry mouth, drowsiness can be caused sometimes as it reduces blood pressure in the body