The benefits of CBD – For centuries we have used natural remedies for wellness. This seems to have gone full circle. Many people are once again incorporating homoeopath, holistic and herbal remedies into their everyday lives and we are beginning to realise and witness the benefits of CBD for health and wellbeing making it an appealing option.
What is CBD?
CBD is a natural compound that has derived from cannabis and hemp.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
Although the product is sourced from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication — that’s caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC.
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. It is therefore of no surprise we are discovering the many benefits today of this natural approach.
When using CBD, you may find it helps to ease symptoms of many common health issues, including anxiety, and depression which are common mental health disorders that can have devastating impacts on health and well-being by aiding relaxation, can aid pain by reducing inflammation and also help with certain skin conditions.
Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people. It is thought to be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, bacteria, underlying inflammation and the overproduction of sebum. It is hoped that CBD oil may help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production.
It has also been hoped that CBD may help reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects related to cancer treatment, like nausea, vomiting and pain, although more research is needed to assess the claims of efficiency and safety.
It is advisable to consult a doctor before contemplating using CBD to ensure your safety. This is particularly important if you are taking any other types of medication.
Good news for pet owners. Due to the fact that the product is so natural, you can even buy products for your pets to help reduce anxiety, relieve pain as well as other disorders. Although advisable to consult your vet.
Research on the potential health benefits of CBD is an exciting ongoing process, as there is much to be learned about the efficiency and safety of this natural remedy, which I am sure will soon be discovered.