Cannabinoids show “great promise” as a treatment option for nausea, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and published online by the National Institute of Health.
“The sensation of nausea is one of the most debilitating human experiences”, according to the study’s researchers. “Current anti-emetic therapies are effective in reducing vomiting, but are less effective in reducing acute and delayed nausea and are completely ineffective in reducing anticipatory nausea.”
They continue; “Recent pre-clinical evidence using a selective rat model of nausea (conditioned gaping reactions) has revealed that cannabinoids have great promise as treatments for nausea”.
Researchers conclude that the anti-nausea effects of cannabinoids “may be mediated by the interoceptive insular cortex.”
The study – which can be found by clicking here – was conducted by researchers at the Department of Psychology and Collaborative Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Guelph in Canada.