The Cannabis plant comprises of nearly 113 different cannabinoids and 8 natural phytocannabinoids. CBD and THC happen to be the most potent of them with THC conferring psychotropic properties to cannabis, and CBD conferring non-psychotropic and medicinal properties to the plant.
However, due to the legal atmosphere surrounding the use of cannabis, the various studies carried out by different bodies on the potency of cannabidiol in medicine still remains somewhat inadequate. Nonetheless, the compound affects the human body in differing ways and can be used as medication for various health conditions.
Some of the health benefits of CBD are listed below, with help from Cannabis.net…
- Suppresses Psychosis
CBD induces anti-psychotic effects on the body when consumed and so it can be used as a suppressant for the psychotic symptoms resulting from health conditions like schizophrenia, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used on its own as a medication for the aforementioned conditions without resulting in side reactions.
- Relief from Pain and Inflammation
A research carried out in 2012 and currently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine confirms the potency of CBD as a pain relief compound.
Initially, rats were used to test how effective the compound is in reducing pain and inflammation, but human beings now use CBD as a fast relief for pain and inflammation, as it is known to stop pain by preventing nerve impulses along pain pathways.
Not only does CBD reduce pain and inflammation, it does so without producing any adverse effects in the body.
- Alleviates the Symptoms of Digestive Problems
A study carried out by researchers which was later published in a Pharmacology Journal in 2013 reveals that CBD efficiently counters vomiting and nausea without noticeable adverse effects. The study suggests that CBD may also be administered as a prolonged medication for digestive disorders.
Another notable fact about CBD is that it is potent in two phases and so is effective in alleviating vomiting and nausea caused by toxins. This means that cancer patients who receive chemo can use CBD without experiencing complications.
- Alleviates Anxiety
From a study on CBD carried out in Sweden, the compound was found potent in alleviating anxiety and restlessness. It improves emotional and mental wellbeing by inducing a tranquilizing effect on the body when it is administered.
It is worthy of note to state that conditions like panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders and PTSD have been successfully improved by the regular use of CBD. For more information about CBD, here is a useful article which covers more of the basics https://cannabis.net/blog/medical/what-is-cbd-or-cannabidiol.