CBD for COPD: Does it help?

What is COPD?

COPD which stands for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes a restriction in airflow in the lungs. If you have COPD you may have heard some claims about CBD as a treatment option for it. CBD, also known as cannabidiol is an organic compound found in the cannabis plant. Its properties include some of the medicinal compounds of cannabis, but without the psychoactive component that causes you to feel high.

According to some early trials done on animals, CBD proved to be effective in treating some symptoms of COPD, such as coughing and inflammation in the airways. However, it is not completely understood how well CBD may work for COPD. Continue reading to learn what research says about the effectiveness of CBD as a treatment for COPD.