Cannabidiol also known as CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in hemp plants. These hemp plants are widely grown in countries like China, Egypt, Finland, Canada, Australia, Spain, Sweden, India, Hungary, Netherlands, and many others. The Hemp plants are bred to have low THC-Tetrahydrocannabinol levels, which is a psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for creating a sensation of being “high”.
The CBD extracts derived from hemp plants are not psychoactive unlike Marijuana and have a variety of medical benefits. CBD has now gained popularity all around the globe with a market of billions of dollars. CBD can be consumed in many forms: oil, capsules, smoke or vapor, or liquid solution.
Consumers who choose CBD oil have several questions on their mind with the major one being-“Does CBD oil have THC?”
The CBD oil is extracted from hemp, which contains less than 0.3% of THC with the average value being 0.01% to 0.02%. Hence CBD oil does have small traces of THC.
Here are some of the health benefits of CBD–
· Cures Arthritis
Arthritis is a joint ailment with symptoms like inflammation, pain, and motion stiffness associated with it.
Scientific research has proven that Cannabidiol has the ability to act as a pain reliever, reduce inflammation and hence treat Arthritis effectively.
· Treats Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious ailment where blood sugar levels are elevated due to our body’s inability to produce a hormone called as insulin. If left unchecked, Diabetes can damage the vital organs in our body- kidneys, eyes, and heart.
CBD has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels and hence reduce the chances of Diabetes to a great extent.
· Cures Epilepsy
Being one of the most common neurological disorders, Epilepsy inhibits the normal functioning of brain and causes seizures. These epileptic seizures are also accompanied by abnormal behavior and unconsciousness.
Research has proven that CBD can effectively cure Epilepsy and the symptoms associated with it.
· Treats Acne
Acne is one of the most common ailments among teenagers. It is caused when hair follicles get clogged with the dead skin cells and give birth to whiteheads, blackheads, and pus-filled pimples.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can effectively cure acne by reduce the visible inflammation. It also inhibits excess oil production and irregular cell growth, keeping our skin healthy and radiant.
· Treats depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders all around the globe. A person suffering from depression feels sad always and displays no interest in any activity.
CBD has been scientifically proven to act as an effective anti-depressant agent. It also regulates mood.
· Acts as a pain relieving agent
CBD is well known for its pain reliving properties and hence widely used by patients all around the world. It reduces the inflammation and also the chronic pain without any side effects.
It also is used to treat multiple sclerosis- a chronic ailment which attacks our central nervous system and the protective covering of nerve cells.
· Treats anxiety
CBD has been scientifically proven to reduce social anxiety and the symptoms associated with it.
· Treat brain ailments like Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which drastically effects how a person thinks and behaves. People suffering from this have a hard time in making decisions, think clearly as they suffer from hallucinations and delusions.
Studies have shown that CBD can help people suffering from brain ailments like Schizophrenia by reducing the cognitive impairment and psychotic effects associated with them.
· Acts as anti-aging agent
Research has proven that CBD can fight various signs aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, and many others effectively.
Hence its use has increased exponentially.
· Fights cancer
Studies have shown that CBD has the ability to fight cancer effectively.
It has anti-tumor properties which can inhibit the growth of cancerous tissues and stop these cells from spreading.
· Regulates sleep cycles
CBD has the ability to regulate sleep cycles as it acts as an anti-anxiety agent. It improves the quality of sleep and also reduces REM behavior disorder which is a sleep disorder in which people act out their dreams physically.
Hope that this article gave you an insight in to the medicinal benefits of CBD.
Thanks for reading!