Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Pharmacology. 2014;93(1-2):1-3. doi: 10.1159/000356512. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

Cannabis finds its way into treatment of Crohn's disease.

Author information

1
Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Abstract

In ancient medicine, cannabis has been widely used to cure disturbances and inflammation of the bowel. A recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases. In a prospective placebo-controlled study, it has been shown what has been largely anticipated from anecdotal reports, i.e. that cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn's disease. The mechanisms involved are not yet clear but most likely include peripheral actions on cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, and may also include central actions.

PMID:
24356243
PMCID:
PMC4076530
DOI:
10.1159/000356512
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for S. Karger AG, Basel, Switzerland Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center