Hemp as a treatment for Asperger’s syndrome
Today we know the countless health benefits of hemp such as arthritis, epilepsy and anxiety. But the question in this context is, can hemp oil help treat Asperger’s syndrome? Let’s explore this a bit.
Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species. As such it does not have high concentrations of THC, which is the psychoactive compound and is perfect for treating ailments and different types of disorders.
Hemp interacts with our endocannabinoid system, which plays a major role in all areas of our body. Hormonal balance, immune tissue and brain functioning can be strongly affected by hemp.
Asperger syndrome is one of the milder forms of autism. According to a recent research, autism affects 1 in 59 people in the United States. It is a disorder that combines many environmental and genetic factors.
Compared to more severe cases of autism, people with this syndrome have better intellectual and verbal abilities. However, they sometimes have certain difficulties with conversation, suffer from depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and even hypersensitivity to taste, sound, and light. Over time these symptoms may improve or even disappear. With the help of cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, psychotherapy, anger management, psycho-education and support groups, people with this syndrome can improve the way they socialize and function more effectively.
What are the benefits of hemp for autism?
Several studies suggest that hemp oil helps relieve the symptoms of people with autism, even shortly after they have taken it. Several parents reported improvement in their children’s speech and behavior.
Hemp oil as a treatment for Asperger’s and anxiety
Anxiety is a common problem for people with autism. Hemp oil is an effective treatment because it has an effect limbic and paralimbic brain areas that control moods.
Several studies show that hemp oil significantly improves social anxiety. One of them was carried out in the simulation of public speaking. Half of the participants were given hemp oil and the other half a placebo. The result was that those who consumed the oil performed significantly better than the placebo group.
In conclusion, hemp oil can have a potentially positive effect on people suffering from anxiety and of course those with Asperger’s syndrome and other more advanced levels of autism, by allowing them to improve their social interaction.