Diseases

Medicinal Properties of CBD in Treatment & Caretaking

At this site, you’ll find the descriptions of different diseases, disorders, and conditions where cannabinoids are reported to have therapeutic potential. Depending on the disease, there is significant preclinical or clinical trial data indicating the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids where for others the described therapeutic properties are solely assumptions. Each disease is reviewed through available scientific literature where the scientific value is evaluated and made assessable in general terms to patients and the public. We included references to the cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid, and plant cannabinoids that are associated with the potential therapy.


The vast majority of content refers to .PubMed. (US National Library of Medicine, NIH) or SpringerLink (the world’s most comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological, and medical journals).
The disease information pages are constantly evolving and updated with published relevant clinical trials and literature to advance scientific insight.

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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid leaks through the esophageal sphincter and irritates or corrodes the esophageal epithelium.

Acute Liver Failure

Acute Liver Failure

Acute liver failure indicates severe damage to the liver and is often accompanied by brain damage/hepatic encephalopathy.

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Addiction

Addiction is a complex physiological phenomenon that is intimately linked to the dopamine neurotransmitter system.

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ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterised by loss of attention and impulsive behaviour.

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AIDS

AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that attacks cells of the immune system and exposes the body to more infections and tumors.

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ALS

ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the motor neurons that control voluntary movement.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzherimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease and the main cause of dementia that affects memory and other cognitive processes during the development of the disease.

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Anorexia

Anorexia is a severe physiological disorder that provokes and maintain weight-loss. It causes a distorted body image and can be life-threatening.

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Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to intense, excessive and persistent nervousness, fear and apprehension about everyday situations.

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Arthritis

Arthritis is chronic disease causing painful inflammation in one or more joints. The immune system reacts at an unknown stimulus and starts the inflammation.

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Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.

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Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer develop from the epithelial lining of the urinary bladder as the cells grow abnormally with the risk to spread to other parts of the body.

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Bone cancer

Bone cancer result from a primary tumor or abnormal mass of tissue invasions to the bone. The tumor may be malignant or spreading aggresively.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer develops from breast tissue when cells grow out of control. The cancer can metastasize by growing into other parts of the body through blood- and lymph vessels.

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Bulimia

Bulimia is a physiological disorder characterised by a distorted body image and an on obsessive desire to loose weight, resulting in overeating following by self-induced vomiting.

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is a category of diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues, resulting in several types of cancer.

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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer is the type of cancer that develops from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus and is often linked to the sexually transmitted infection HPV.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic lung disease. To date, no cure exists and therefore most treatments focus on reducing symptoms and suppressing discomfort.

Corona

COVID-19

COVID-19 also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory infection caused of SARS-CoV-2.

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Chron’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It affects all of the gastrointestinal tract an causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, skin rushes or fever.

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Cystitis

Cystitis is an infection of the urinary tract, caused by an bacterial inflammation of the bladder often referred to as UTI that causes frequent painful urination.

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Depression

Depression is a common and serious physiological disorder, that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

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Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder where insulin-producing cells are attacked by the body’s immune system. Type 2 diabetes is increased tolerance of cells to insulin resulting in a reduced effect of insulin.

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Eczema

Skin inflammation or dermatitis is an (interminable) irritation of the skin. Eczema is set apart by bothersome skin and hard skin injuries.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which abnormal brain activity causes seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and often loss of awareness.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by bone and muscle pain, multisensorial hypersensitivity, sleep disorders and tiredness.

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Functional Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

Functional Gastro-Intestinal Disorders form a spectrum of disorders to the gastro-intestinal tract ranging from heartburn to diarrhea.

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Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer or stomach cancer develops from the lining of the stomach and can spread to other organs. Symptoms are often vague such as loss of appetite and weight.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that are characterized by degeneration or loss of the optic nerve, which is most likely due to increased eye (intra-ocular) pressure.

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Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor originated in brain cells called astrocytes, however, the tumor is highly invasive and often one of the most aggressive.

Huntingtons Disease

Huntington’s

Huntington’s disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder causing progressive breakdown of the nerve cells in the brain and co-exist with motor deficits, cognitive impairment and psychiatric symptoms.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is a form of brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation during the birth process. It can cause sensorimotor and cognitive impairments.

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Inflammation

Inflammation is localized biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli and causes redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a result of infection, irritation, or injury

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by inability to sleep or sleeping less time than desired and can either be acute or chronic. It often results in mental illness.

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Klinefelter Syndrome

Klinefelter Syndrome is a disorder resulting from an extra copy of the X chromosome in males resulting in sterility as well as often reduced masculine characteristics.

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Leukemia

Leukemia cancer usually begin in the bone marrow and involves abnormal white blood cell production as it the number of immature and abnormal leucocytes is increased.

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung.

Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by a mosquito bite with a large variety of symptoms like fever, headache and seizures. It can cause neurological problems and death.

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MDMA Intoxication

MDMA intoxication occurs after ingesting MDMA and typically comes with dysphoria, agitation or insomnia and interferes with the clearance of serotonin, dopamine and adrenalin/epinephrin.

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Migraine

Migrane is a chronic neurological disorder that is characterized by severe headaches and aura. Migrane must be pulsating, last between 4-72 hours, one-sided and cause nausea.

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Morphine interaction

Morphine interaction  is an opioid drug used to treat acute and chronic pain and acts directly on the central nervous system.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and central nervous system (spinal cord). The immune system attacks the nerves.

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Obesity

Obesity is abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.

Ocd

OCD

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterised by the obsessive urge for repetitive behaviour and thereby affects both patients way of thinking, acts and perception.

Pain

Pain

Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli that can be either localized or generalized.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer in which malignant cells from in the tissues of the pancreas that is the gland located behind the stomach in front of the spine.

Parkinsons

Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system marked by accelerated degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the Substantia Nigra in the brain.

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer, is one of the most common and occurs in the prostate – a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease characterized by itchy skin lesions and arises when the immune system mistakenly identifies skin cells as foreign and causes over-production of new skin cells.

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PTSD

PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is considered a mental disorder caused after traumatic experiences . Typical symptoms include anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks and trauma-related cues.

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Schizophrenia

Psychosis and Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that causes psychotic behaviors, social and emotional disruptions and different cognitive impairments.

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Stroke

A stroke is the abrupt occurrence of reduced blood flow to the brain either caused by  a blocked blood vessle (ischaemia) or a ruptured blood vessle. Either way, as a result it causes neuronal degradation and cognitive decline.

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer develops in the tissues of the thyroid gland at the base of the throat and affects the the thyroid hormone that controls the normal regulation of the metabolism of the body.

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is hearing sounds without any external source in the form of  ringing, clicking, hissing or other sounds. It can affect concentration, sleep and can cause anxiety, depression and suicide attempt.

Tourettes

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is marked by a collection of motor- and vocal tics. It is believed to be inherited as a result from dysfunctional cortical and subcortical regions in the brain.