The incredible Cannabis plant has a long, rich medicinal history dating back thousands of years ago. What makes this special plant medicinal? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound from the plant that is naturally occurring within the flowers’ resin. The CBD is safe, not addictive, therapeutic, and is widely studied and tested by scientists, doctors, and Cannabis enthusiasts across the globe. The tests are confirming that these therapeutic properties are potent and desirable. CBD is actually just one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids which are unique only to the Cannabis plant and bring many benefits to those who choose to take this medicine.
One of these medicinal phytocannabinoids is tetrehydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive compound within the plant that brings on the “high” experience most people associate with cannabis. This compound has been explored and studied the most so far to date.
Because CBD and THC attach to different receptors in the brain and body, they have different effects. THC creates the change in perception (“stoned” or “high” feelings), however CBD does not create any intoxication sensations. Additionally, CBD can reduce or even neutralize the effects of THC when consumed together with precise dosage. CBD is able to provide potent therapeutic benefits without intoxication, which is why it is now readily available in many easy to consume products. Oils, tinctures, salves and edible goods are some of the easy ways to consume and explore CBD medicinal properties.
DIVERSE HEALING CAPABILITIES
There is extensive scientific research plus an ever-increasing amount of beautiful success stories from patients and physicians that reveal how CBD provides relief for a wide range of maladies. Some of the most widely reported relief refers to chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and inflammation.
CBD is natural and works on a biological level. This makes it more appealing to those seeking alternative medicine when transitioning away from pharmaceuticals.
Currently CBD is used for treating symptoms of many diseases including
- multiple sclerosis,
- traumatic brain injury
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders
- Cardiovascular dysfunction
- nervous system dysfunctions
- digestion dysfunctions
And the list goes on…
CBD is proven to have neuroprotective benefits. This means it can support the regeneration and growth of neural pathways in the brain. What’s more next level is the anti-cancer investigation that is on-going because it has been discovered that CBD works with THC together to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the brain and body. Anti-cancer and disease relief magic from the Cannabis plant is proven by science today and trusted by our ancestors thousands of years ago.
If there is a disease not listed here it is encouraged to continue research to see if the use of CBD and THC has been effective for reducing or eliminating or even curing symptoms because this medicine is multipurpose.