CBD Oil as a medicine – The healing
properties of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol has become very popular in the last couple of years and many people are switching to Cannabidiol for treating various ailments and infections. Thus, it has become known for the medicinal benefits it offers and there is still lots of ongoing research that is conducted to prove the same.
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is derived from the hemp plant through the CO2 extraction process. It is known to have less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), hence making it anti-psychotic (it won’t make you ‘high’). THC is a compound present in the hemp plant which causes a psychotic effect on the user.
CBD oils have a high concentration of CBD in them which makes them fit for treating various mental and physical ailments.
THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF CBD
Since CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it will naturally have some medicinal benefits. CBD is known to cure many ailments, according to researchers. Its medicinal properties enable it to cure most of the physical or mental illnesses.
Here are the healing properties of CBD
1. Pain reliever
CBD oil is known to alleviate pain by engaging the receptors in the immune system and the brain to diminish the pain and give immense relief. It acts on the affected area to give desired results.
2. Reduces inflammation
Due to excess amount of strain on our body, we will notice symptoms of exertion like redness, swelling, pain, etc. During excessive workout sessions, our body tends to wear and tear. This is what causes skin inflammation. Even environmental factors like pollution and excessive generation of heat in the body can cause skin rashes, blemishes, pimples, etc.
CBD oil can cure inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties and is known to give lots of other health benefits.
3. Eases Anxiety
Anxiety is considered to be a condition where an individual suffers from panic attacks. It could be caused due to some of the other mental or genetic factors. Some of the common symptoms experienced during anxiety are numbness, restlessness, sleeping disorder, and shortness of breath.
CBD oil is known to cure anxiety by interacting with the neurons in our endocannabinoid system (ECS) to send signals to the brain.
4. Improves heart health
A JCI Insight research conducted back in 2017 indicated that CBD plays a very important role in curbing blood pressure changes brought about by stress. The study had 9 healthy subjects take a single dose of either placebo or CBD after which both were subjected to a stressful event.
Compared to the folks treated with placebo, it was noted that the ones treated with cannabidiol had relatively low blood pressure pre and post the testing event that had them stressed. Maintaining low blood pressure is very important as it ensures that the heart is not subjected to any sort of pressure thus keeping it healthy.
5. Lowers the risk of Diabetes
CBD oil is known to cure symptoms related to Diabetes. Research and study on a couple of diabetes-prone non-obese female mice was conducted by Neuropharmacology. This study was meant to explore and establish the effects of CBD on these test subjects. Of them all, only 32% of the ones that received CBD were identified to have developed diabetes.
On the other hand, 100% of the group that did not receive CBD was diagnosed with diabetes. This proved how important a role CBD played in curbing the development of diabetes.
6. Treats symptoms of PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder characterised by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
CBD oil is known to cure the symptoms of PTSD. Those people who suffer from PTSD experience lower levels of anandamide, which is essential to feel joy and happiness. CBD works as an anandamide replacement. More research is being conducted on this.
Hence, CBD is known for many therapeutic benefits and medicinal properties. It can cause relief to many other patients who suffer from sleep disorders, arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, Schizophrenia, and joint problems, to name a few.