CBD oil and gastritis: are there benefits for those suffering from stomach inflammation?

CBD-oil and Gastritis

Modified on: 19/04/2024


Can CBD oil treat gastritis?

If you’ve already done some research, you’ve probably heard all kinds of things: those who believe that this substance is also effective against melting glaciers, those who believe that it has no benefit at all…

So, how do things stand?

To shed some light on the subject, in this article we have gathered all the information on the potential benefits of CBD oil against gastritis.

Gastritis: symptoms and possible solutions for this inflammation

If you have decided to read this article, you surely already know how gastritis manifests itself.

If, however, you don’t have an obvious idea, we will summarize it in two lines.

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes swollen or inflamed and may be acute or chronic: in the first case, the condition tends to disappear after a short time, in the second case the swelling may recur several times.

Gastritis: symptoms and possible solutions for this inflammation

The main symptom of gastritis, inflammation, then causes other secondary symptoms.

Here are the most common ones

  • general pain
  • stomach pain;
  • indigestion;
  • loss of appetite;
  • heartburn;
  • vomiting;
  • dark stools;
  • hiccups.

Finally, the stress of chronic gastritis increases the possibility of developing mental health symptoms.

If left untreated, chronic gastritis can lead to serious complications: for instance, it can give the body a sense of fullness before its time or, in the worst cases, increase the risk of stomach cancer.

Finally, there is also a form of gastritis called ‘erosive gastritis‘, which can eat away at the stomach lining. As you can imagine, this can cause grave damage, such as ulcers and painful erosions.

For this reason, you should always rely on your treating doctor, who will know how best to handle the situation.

But let’s cut to the chase: can Cannabidiol oil help treat gastritis?

To answer this question, we need to make a premise and introduce the endocannabinoid system.

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Gastritis and the endocannabinoid system: the essential role of anandamide

Each of us has an endocannabinoid system, the function of which is to utilize and create cannabinoids, substances that are present in both marijuana and the body and that regulate everyday functions.

The endocannabinoid system comprises:

  1. the endocannabinoids;
  2. the cannabinoids produced by the body;
  3. the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

The latter binds to cannabinoids and sends signals to related tissues and nerves.

To link to the central topic of this article, many of the functions regulated by the endocannabinoid system are related to the stomach and gastritis.


Simply put, if you take a cannabis product when you suffer from gastritis, your receptors use cannabinoids to send benefits to your digestive system.

When the stomach is irritated, the immune cells in the lining trigger inflammation, and this is where the cannabinoid receptors come in and release anandamide.

Wait, anandamide what? 🧐

Anandamide is an endocannabinoid created by the body that influences physiological systems—such as pain—and monitors the body’s response to tissue damage.

Thus, by increasing anandamide in the body, it is possible to regulate pain and inflammation.

This brings us to the central question: the role of CBD in the treatment of gastritis.

Treating gastritis symptoms with CBD

CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system uniquely compared to other cannabinoids.

While most of these ‘attach’ to receptors, CBD enhances the ability of the endocannabinoid system to do its job, enhancing the body’s functions.

Remember the anandamide we talked about earlier?

Treating gastritis symptoms with CBD

Here, Cannabidiol improves the ability of tissues to retain this endocannabinoid, which helps control pain and inflammation.

Specifically, CBD can block FAAH, a fatty acid that breaks down anandamide; by reducing its effects, the body can therefore retain larger amounts of anandamide and let it act for longer.

As a result, less inflammation equals less pain sensation.

But there’s more.

CBD can also be used to control nausea caused by gastritis.

Some cannabinoids seem to reduce the feeling of nausea, although exactly how they act is not yet proven. We do know, however, that THC plays a significant role in this.

In the case of emotional symptoms such as depression or anxiety, increased levels of anandamide can improve mood.

That’s right, mood.

This is because some patients with chronic gastritis develop mood disorders due to the stress associated with the disease.

Anandamide, therefore, promotes feelings of relaxation and happiness to treat these symptoms, proving particularly effective.

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In this article, we have seen the potential beneficial role of CBD oil in treating gastritis.

As you may have read, CBD interacts specially with our endocannabinoid system and, through its action, allows anandamide (an endocannabinoid produced by the body) to act longer and reduce inflammation and pain.

So if you are thinking of buying CBD oils, always remember to consult your doctor and choose only quality products.

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