Cannabis has been vilified and attacked for nearly a century by industry propaganda, ignorant beliefs and controlling government dictates. As more people learn what cannabis is and all that it entails, they can release their feelings of dissension, control, judgment and paranoia toward the plant and those who use it.
As cannabis knowledge spreads, hemp, marijuana and CBDs are finally getting the recognition they deserve as powerful vessels of healing. The most popularly bred component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can be used for recreational purposes, to reduce pain, relieve stress and excite pleasure in the mind. There are other non-psychoactive components of cannabis that can be extracted and used for medicinal purposes too.
Other compounds that have entered the research spotlight include: Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG) and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
As reported by Natural Blaze, some of the health problems that cannabis oil helps include: epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, glaucoma, muscular schlerosis, Tourette’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and chronic pain.
The many components of medicinal cannabis oil
When people speak of medicinal cannabis, they are referring to the compounds that are found in the resin of the leaves, flowers and roots of the plant. Cannabis leaves and flowers are covered in trichomes, which are small glands of resinous oil. This resinous oil differs from strain to strain, and contains different ratios of cannabinoids, as well as over a hundred kinds of biologically active and aromatic terpenes.
Cannabis is simply a flowering plant with fibrous stalks, and these stalks (hemp) can be used to make paper, rope, clothing and other building materials. Its seeds are an excellent food source that is full of healthy oils and fats for internal and external use. Hemp seed oil is growing in popularity for use in cosmetic products.
Breeders now develop a strain of cannabis that is dominant in CBD. This strain is used to treat anxiety, nausea, convulsions and inflammation without any intoxicating effects.
Beyond these wonderful properties, cannabis also contains a powerful surplus of flavonoids, terpenes and other biologically active compounds that help the body heal.