We pay particular attention to cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of the most important cannabinoids in the medicinal plant cannabis sativa and the second most commonly used cannabinoid in pharmaceuticals.
The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids is constantly evolving with research of diseases and interest in innovative and natural remedies is increasing among large sections of the population every day. As CBD, for example, does not cause any noticeable side effects even in high doses, it is particularly attractive for researches, doctors and patients alike.
Current basic research is looking at the therapeutic potential for a range of diseases such as schizophrenia, epilepsy or skin conditions. Various cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) are also strong anti-oxidants and are suitable as diet supplements. CBD also possesses anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory properties.
There is an array of other conditions for which high-quality cannabinoids can be used successfully, including Tourette syndrome. Many report a decrease in disruptive tics which significantly helps those who suffer from the disease.
Cannabinoids are also used for multiple sclerosis as they can reduce spasticity. The active ingredients of medicinal cannabis sativa can also improve the patient’s mobility. However, this does not curb the progression of the disease; treatment is purely to ease the symptoms. Nevertheless, treatment is able to alleviate the pain associated with the disease and is thus a desired form of medication.
Certain medicinal cannabis sativa ingredients can also help with glaucoma by stabilising the intra-ocular pressure and restoring it to a normal level. However, the disease slowly destroys the optic nerve meaning treatment does not have the same effect on all patients.
Cannabinoids are even useful for people with asthma as they can dilate the bronchia.
Availability of data for certain uses is still not sufficient and must be completed with further research and studies.
Our site is only intended for informative purposes. Medical claims of any sort are prohibited in accordance with the Swiss Medicine Act. CBD is not a medicine and is not praised as such by The Botanicals. CBD can possess pharmacological properties.
We do not offer any advice on medical issues and do not provide any diagnoses. This site does not encourage anyone to take CBD. All information is purely for informative purposes.
We recommend consulting your GP if you are interested in taking high-quality cannabinoids for medicinal purposes.
Swissmedic, the Federal Office of Public Health, the Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine and the Federal Office of Agriculture have compiled a leaflet on the subject of CBD-hemp.