Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term for progressive lung disease. COPD is characterized by:
- Chest tightness
- Excess mucus
- Chronis cough
Benefits: Breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness, are all characterized by inflammation within the lungs caused by disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis reduce inflammation within the lungs that causes many of the symptoms associated with COPD. Some studies have found that low levels of CBD have helped treat nicotine addictions as well which lead to COPD.
Treatment: Strains containing both THC and CBD are effective in the treatments of inflammation. THC was found to deactivate inflammatory proteins where CBD has continued to reduce the amount of inflammation. Ingestion through edibles or oils in food is favourable due to the nature of COPD, smoking as well as vaporizing, may irritate the lining of the lungs.
Recommended method of intake: Edibles, oils.