By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 21:28 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 21:45 BST, 11 August 2020
Just one dose of cannabidoil (CBD) was shown to improve blood flow to parts of the brain, a new small study suggests.
Researchers found that the main non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana increased blood flow to the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memories and learning.
It also increased blood flow to the part of section of the brain responsible for decision-making.
The team, from the University of College London, says the findings could offer better target therapies for those who suffer conditions that affect memory, such as Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers from University College London gave 15 participants with no history of cannabis use 600 mg of CBD, the main non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, on different occasions for a week and then 600 mg of a placebo
'To our knowledge, this is the first study to find that CBD increases blood flow to key regions involved in memory processing, particularly the hippocampus,' said lead author Dr Michael Bloomfield, a