The realm of herbal treatments and medications has once again been the subject of clinical investigations in the interests of improving human health.
The hemp plant was once greatly misunderstood and even prohibited in many civilized countries, but as the world becomes a more open-minded place the many health benefits available in hemp and their essential oils are becoming available to the public.
Today we have come to learn much about the body’s endocannabinoid system and how it can affect our capacity to interact with our environment on a subconscious level. There is still much to be learned and studied but the following article will contain an overview on some of the most important benefits found in CBD oils.
CBD is Not Psychoactive
CBD, cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid, a type of organic substance found commonly in cannabis plants and even manufactured naturally as endocannabinoids in the living bodies of humans and animals. These cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid systems in different ways to provide different results.
THC, tetrahydroxy cannabinol, is the cannabinoid with the psycho active properties that give the Marijuana culture its notoriety. It should be noted that CBD oils can be taken with no worry that a smooth mental function will be thrown off kilter. CBD has none of the psychoactive properties found in THC.
However, studies have shown regular supplementation of CBD oils has some health benefits. Find a great article with references to studies listed here.
CBD Oil as a Digestive Aid – Energy used for working thinking and playing comes from the foods we eat and the dietary habits we follow. In this modern era, convenience is the flavor of the day and this can lead to major health issues as proper nutrition is sidelined for reasons of convenience, lack of appetite and other conditions. CBD oils can work to restore balance to the diet and even provoke an appetite where there was none.
CBD as an Analgesic – CBD oils have been found especially effective in treating conditions of chronic and inflammatory pains. Recurring pains from old injuries as well as arthritis and similar joint pains can be soothed with regular CBD supplementation. There are also a wide selection of CBD oil containing topical ointments.
Anxiety Relief– CBD oils have also been effective in treating the conditions of GSAD, General Social Anxiety Disorder. This is a more prevalent condition in today’s fast paced world and CBD oils offer and effective alternative to the addictive and side-effect-ridden pharmaceutical options.