Recently, the natural remedies consisting of plants and herbs have gained popularity as they are safer and more effective than pharmaceutical medicines.
Marijuana has always been considered as a miracle drug which is available in different medicinal products. Do you know about marijuana edibles? If you don’t, you should get more information about how they can help you from a medical perspective.
What Is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the ingredients in cannabis (marijuana). Cannabidiol is a popular medical treatment for several ailments.
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Marijuana has several components, and one of them is CBD. There are hundreds of components in cannabis and CBD is the component that does not cause any high. The main reason of the popularity of CBD is its ability to cause relief without the usual intoxication effects. THC, which is another component in cannabis, has the complete opposite effects from CBD. It produces intoxicating effects in the user.
CBD is not a psychoactive drug and does not cause any effects that distort the user’s thinking abilities.
There hasn’t been any noted case of health-related problems that were caused by the use of CBD.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oils are oils that have concentrations of CBD. Every oil has different concentrations of CBD and has different uses.
As we already mentioned, the natural hemp or cannabis plant has a number of different components. The CBD levels in the plant depend mostly on how the people breed the plant. Most of the CBD oil comes from industrial hemp. This hemp usually has higher levels of CBD content than marijuana.
CBD oil is extracted using different methods. After the extraction process is completed, the extracted oil is added to a carrier oil and is then used as CBD oil.
What Are Its Advantages?
CBD oil is not only effective in what it does, but it also has some benefits that give it an edge over other prescribed medicines.
The most obvious benefit of using CBD oil is its less side effect. Pharmaceutical medicines can harm body organs when they are used for longer time periods. There are no such risks in usage of CBD oil.
CBD oil and its products are readily available, unlike rare, expensive medicines, which are not always available in small towns/cities.
CBD oil is cost-effective. Not everyone can afford the expensive medicines that are prescribed by the doctor. For such people, it is easier to buy CBD oil as it has the same effects as any other pain killer.
What Are The Uses Of CBD Oil?
Pain management is the number one use of CBD oil. You can say that it is the specialty of CBD oil, something that it does best!
Here are some uses of CBD oil and the way it can treat your body pains.
Arthritis is a condition that most of the older people suffer at one point. It is a painful disease where the joints are swollen, and it becomes difficult for the patient to move around.
Moving arms and legs can get very painful for arthritis patients. There are no proper remedies for this disease except painkillers. These medicines do nothing but reduce the pain, which is not the solution.
The swelling of the joint is the culprit that needs to be dealt with. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties that enable it to reduce the swelling in your joints and gives relief to the pain.
- Chronic pain
Chronic pain can include any pain. Mostly it relates to people who have chronic headaches or migraines. Some people suffer from chronic backache that is caused by some injury, bad posture, or some genetic condition.
Headaches and backaches can be excruciating if you don’t manage the pain in the beginning. Popping pills on daily basis is not going to help you out as there are many added side effects of these pain killers. They can also lose their effectiveness, and your pains can become immune to their effect.
- Multiple Sclerosis
MS or multiple sclerosis is a rare condition that is related to a person’s immune system. In MS, the patient’s nervous system is targeted, which means that he will suffer a lack of coordination and severe pains at any time. Other symptoms of MS include painful muscle spasms.
CBD oil can effectively help the patients of MS to manage the pains that are caused by this disease.
The symptoms of MS are the ones that are rarely treated or relieved by other medications. The best chance these patients have is CBD oil. Patients can use the oil topically at the painful area or even inhale it if they want.
- Stomach cramps
Many women experience stomach cramps during their period. It is not ideal for women to take over-the-counter painkillers during menstruation.
A massage of CBD oil on the stomach can give the much-needed relief. Women can also take a few drops of CBD oil before their period starts to avoid the cramps altogether.
How to Use CBD Oil?
CBD oil has its own strengths depending on its type. People have used CBD oil in different ways for different purposes. You can use the oil in a way that suits you the most.
A prevalent method of consumption of CBD includes smoking and vaping.
Making CBD edibles is an easy way of consuming it. For example, you can make CBD-infused butter or pasta. You just need to be careful about how much oil you put in the edibles.
- Apply it topically
CBD oil can easily be applied to the body topically. Massage the aching area with the oil, and the pain will go away soon.
- Sublingual consumption
CBD oil tinctures are available, and you can apply it under your tongue. Hold the drops in your mouth for a few seconds and then swallow it.
No matter what condition you are suffering from, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor before using any medicinal products.
About the Author:
Jack is a psychotherapist and neurodegenerative disorders’ expert. He has been practicing in New York for 25 years now, and since then he has been fighting to make marijuana legal in the United States for it comes with numerous health benefits. You can read his blogs at https://thegreenace.ca/category/the-green-ace-blog/.