There has been a lot written in the press of late about CBD oil and its benefits to health. If you want to know more you are not alone, and we are here to tell you about what could be a very beneficial product for you.
So, what is CBD oil, why is it such big news, and what is in it for you? Let’s start with why it is in the news: this is because CBD oil – or to give its full name Cannabidiol – is derived from the cannabis plant which of course is an illegal substance in many countries. However, with medical research having revealed that CBD oil has many medicinal benefits, it is fast becoming one of the biggest stories in the world of alternative medicine – and may well be mainstream before long.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol is extracted from the female cannabis plant as a resin, and is processed into an oil with a suitable ‘carrier’- sometimes coconut oil – that enables it to be provided as we know it. Unlike other parts of the cannabis plant, CBD oil does not possess the elements that produce the ‘high’ effect the drug is know for; it s perfectly safe, non-hallucinatory, and non-addictive.
It is fast becoming a legal prescription drug in some places, and you can also buy it legally in many forms on the high street. In New Zealand, the regulation of CBD Oil as a legal drug has taken a long time, but it is now possible for you to get pharmaceutical grade cannabis oil from a doctor on prescription. There is a strong movement towards making it a legal over the counter product, and legislation may be forthcoming in the next few years.
What Is CBD Used For?
CBD is largely useful in pain management for a range of ailments and illnesses. It is worth noting that while much research has gone into determining the benefits for certain problems, other claims are purely word of mouth. However, there is no doubt at all that CBD oil does have medicinal benefits, and it can help with some very painful conditions.
Sufferers of ailments that affect the skin such as lupus can benefit from the use of CBD oil, as it contains properties that can help revitalise the skin and restore health. It has been found to be useful in pain treatment of some forms of cancer, and can be helpful with sufferers of Crones, MS and diabetes.
CBD oil is also useful in helping people relax, so will be helpful to anyone who has trouble sleeping, and has been shown to help when dealing with anxiety and PMS. Indeed, such is the widespread potential use of the product in medical treatments, it is no surprise that it is considered in many countries across the world as ripe for legislation for medicinal use.
You can read more about CBD oil and find out if it will be beneficial to you, and keep up with changes in the legislation too.