Hemp under certain conditions, can slow down the aging process of the brain. Doctors know about the effects of marijuana on the nervous system, but most consider the plant only as a prohibited drug. The use of hemp extract for medical purposes, the study found, can significantly improve the condition of patients with Alzheimer's disease. About the nuances and results of this work tells the newspaper The Times of India.
The scientists grew nerve cells in the laboratory. Inflammation of the neurons was observed the emission of beta-amyloid proteins. Introduction to cells of THC (THC), one of the active substances of marijuana, can reduce the level of inflammation proteins.
In Alzheimer's disease marked inflammatory reaction in the brain. The researchers suggest that the introduction of drugs with THC can help patients with this pathology.