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Hemp is a variant of the genus Cannabis plant and the hemp seeds produce an oil known as hemp oil, cannabis oil or CBD hemp oil. One element which is common in most of the variations of Cannabis is the presence over sixty cannabinoids. However, the two common cannabinoids found in cannabis as well as hemp plant are THC which is a psychoactive and addictive compound, and CBD which is neither psychoactive nor addictive.
While 23 states in the United States declaring it legal for medicinal purpose, the uncertainty created by varying federal and state positions on the subject has somehow prevented physicians to go all out and prescribe such medicines.
Nonetheless, hemp oil and hemp oil products continue to surprise users with its naturally occurring healing attributes. Below are some of the various health benefits of cbd products that you probably didn’t even know.
1. Relief from pain
Hemp oil offers relief from many kinds of pain. It is a boon for chronic sufferers who usually depend upon strong pain killers and anti inflammatory drugs which cause severe side effects in the long run. Hemp oil on the other hand is gentle and carries no fallouts, and therefore turns out to be a safe solution for those who are suffering from long-lasting and recurrent ailments. Its analgesic property addresses chronic pain and offers immediate relief.
2. Relief from inflammation
Glycerin, one of the essential amino acids, plays an important role in regulating inflammation. It heals the body in a natural way without outside intervention. Sometimes we don’t even realize it as our body reacts quickly to treat abrupt swelling. Hemp oil’s anti inflammatory attribute is well known through several lab tests. It heals and prevents inflammation in a safe and healthy manner.
3. Reduces anxiety
Even though hemp oil has almost nil amount of psychoactive compound, it still offers amazing calmness. The anxiety relieving property of hemp oil is not exactly understood fully but the trace amounts of THC may be responsible for that sense of stillness and tranquility. However, unlike THC, hemp oil is not addictive whether taken as a tablet, inhaled or chewed as lozenges.
Arthritis is synonymous with inflammation and pain. Studies conducted on people suffering from a variety of arthritis’ such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis have found marked relief and also a significant decrease in its symptoms when treated with real scientific hemp oil. Hemp oil can also be taken orally, which provides equal relief.
5. Acne treatment
It is believed that CBD can be used as a highly effective treatment for acne. Pure CBD prevents external bacterial attack and at the same time it keeps the skin nourished. Hemp oil reduces inflammation, pain and at the same time calms down the sebaceous glands, preventing over production of sebum.
6. PTSD management
Hemp oil is an amazing antidote for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). It also cures chronic anxiety arising out of other serious illnesses such as obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and panic disorders. Hemp oil offers a calming experience which is a sound way to manage PTSD.
7. A perfect supplement
Hemp oil, especially its seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is one of the few plants that boast its presence and that too in admirable quantity. Incidentally, Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and it also lowers blood pressure. On the other hand Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp oil stimulates hair growth, regulates metabolism for optimum functioning of brain and other organs.
According to a 2014 study, high quality CBD was found to be medically useful; nonetheless, not enough research exists today to support the efficacy of its medicinal value conclusively. More research is definitely needed in order to build up more evidence to support the current theories about it’s healing properties and potential uses.