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Within the past several years, CBD has become the other rockstar cannabinoid. Even though it's cannabis just like the marijuana plant CBD is non-psychoactive meaning it doesn't get you high.
History: This plant known as cannabis has been in use between 4000-6000 years.
The earliest use of its use medicinally goes back to 2700 BCE, and its use continues.
In case you are wondering, the answer has much to do with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) already found in the body.
Scientific research continues to be the catalyst in unlocking the secret of the cannabis plant and how it relates to and combines with the ECS in your body to improve health.
The ECS system exists within human beings and all other mammals.
A deficiency without sufficient endocannabinoids (ECS) in the body results in many ailments, including mental health issues.
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds of the cannabis plant that create the magic behind its effects.
·There are somewhere around 100 different cannabinoids found in marijuana. Most have a medicinal function. Some are present at low levels, but some main components stand out. Here are the most common cannabinoids and their effects.
THC): This cannabinoid is most commonly referred to as THC. But it also has proven therapeutic potential. It is known to ease pain, alleviate nausea and help induce sleep. Cancer patients have leaned on this cannabinoid to help stimulate the appetite lost to chemotherapy. THC also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Cannabidiol (CBD): Within the past several years, CBD has become the other rockstar cannabinoid. Unlike THC, this component does not produce high effects. But some of the latest research — anecdotal stories and clinical trials — has shown that CBD is a powerhouse medicine. It has been known to reduce seizure frequency in epilepsy patients, bring relief to those with neuropathy, and act as a pain reliever.
CBD can include (but isn't limited to):
·Alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression ·Relieving pain related to conditions like multiple sclerosis, cancer, and nerve damage ·Reducing symptoms of arthritis ·two rare forms of epilepsy ·Treating opioid addiction alongside other interventions
Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in the trichomes of female cannabis plants. Trichomes are sticky, translucent glands that cover the surface of buds, and in much smaller amounts, on leaves and stems. Critically, trichomes contain resin glands that produce terpenes.
It’s becoming apparent that these aromatic compounds are medicinal powerhouses too.