Irritated Digestive Tract? New Research Says Marijuana And Hot Peppers Is The Solution


If your gut is giving you a hard time, eating a whole bunch of spicy food and a pot brownie for dessert may sound like the worst idea in the world. But as counterintuitive as that might sound, new research suggests that your body might find this combo a salve for an irritated digestive tract.

Researchers with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have discovered a surprising new function for chemicals found in hot peppers and marijuana in calming inflammation in the digestive tract, which could lead to new treatments for Type 1 diabetes, colitis, and other disorders that put the gut function out of whack. The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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