Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and illness in the United States. Most cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy can be taxing on the body. Cancer patients experience side effects such as hair loss, fatigue, and vomiting. There is a noticeable increase of holistic treatment options over the years and hemp oil is one such treatment.
Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant and is frequently confused with cannabis or marijuana. It is not cannabis or marijuana however, it is scientifically classified in the cannabis genus category. Hemp oil use is many either topically or ingested orally. Hemp oil’s use in the hair and on the skin helps to calm some skin conditions such as eczema and is known to stimulate hair growth. Topically, hemp oil is found in soaps, lotions, creams, and shampoos. Cancer patient’s use hemp oil orally to as primary treatment opting not to take chemotherapy. The hemp oil is orally ingested throughout the day or incorporated with food or used as liquid such as tea. This chosen form of treatment is normally decided by the patient and doctor and treatment plans vary from individual. Secondary treatment options of hemp oil use is in conjunction with chemotherapy to alleviate the side effects of the chemotherapy. Typically, the hemp oil’s use stimulates an appetite in the cancer patient, since most patient experience loss of appetite.
Using hemp oil for cancer treatment is an option for many cancer patients however, it’s recommended to research with the patient’s medical provider and the patient regarding the best treatment plan and option before choosing one of nature’s optimum plants.