A French nutritherapist had fun comparing paracetamol to cannabidiol (CBD) for the soothing of our chronic pain. Here is what he reports.
Paracetamol, a chemical compound used as a painkiller, is essential in France and around the world. More than one hundred million boxes are consumed each year in France.
As for CBD, this molecule is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp, also called cannabis. Unlike the plant’s most famous active ingredient, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD does not have a narcotic effect.
Recently, Jean Paul Curtay, nutritherapist and author member of the Training Center in Nutritherapy and Applied Phytotherapy (CFNA) located in Namur (Belgium) published in the scientific journal We Tomorrow, a column in which he explains that analgesics and anti-inflammatories are among the drugs that kill the most, especially because of overdoses.
To avoid possible overdoses, Professor Jean Paul Curtay points to CBD as a possible alternative. Especially when we know that today, in France, twelve million people suffer from chronic pain.
According to him, several studies show the existence of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea effects.
In France, mixtures of CBD and THC will soon be able to be prescribed to patients. A study on 3000 volunteers should start in January. In certain countries of Europe and South America, in several American states, in Canada and in Israel, its use is established, or in the course of experimentation.
On the other hand, this medical cannabis could soothe nerve damage as well as muscle spasticity for people with multiple sclerosis or who have suffered a stroke. For epileptics too, it would be beneficial.