The properties of hemp have been known since ancient times. Since the dawn of time, the plant has been used as a panacea for many ailments. Unlike marijuana, hemp does not contain the narcotic substance THC, which is why it cannot be intoxicated. However, the secret to its powerful therapeutic properties is another natural ingredient – cannabidiol, or CBD for short.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over 80 compounds from a group of molecules called cannabinoids, and one of over 480 compounds naturally found in hemp. Of these substances, CBD and THC are found in hemp in the highest concentrations – which is why they are the most recognised and best researched.
CBD is the legal and most important active substance of medical marijuana and hemp, with a very broad spectrum of effects. Of the several hundred substances found in hemp, CBD has the strongest health properties. CBD oil from hemp is not psychoactive and can be used as a versatile therapeutic agent without fear of altering consciousness. Cannabidiol(CBD) unlike THC has no side effects, is not intoxicating or addictive.
CBD is a completely safe ingredient in hemp that mimics the effects of substances naturally found in the human body. Substances with similar effects and chemical structure can be found in the body of any human and even in breast milk. Cannabidiol is perfectly tolerated by the human body and it is impossible to overdose. CBD is a vegetable oil which can only be found in nature in hemp.
Therapeutic properties of cannabidiol(CBD):
Neuroactive and neuroprotective – combats neurodegenerative and mental disorders, regenerates nerve cells in the body, stimulates the nervous system, counteracts and prevents neurodegeneration, has a relaxing and antispastic effect
Anticancer – attacks and destroys cancer cells, inhibits the multiplication of cancer cells, leads to apoptosis or suicide of cancer cells
Antioxidant – reduces oxidative stress, slows down and prevents cell and tissue ageing, supports the body’s natural defence mechanisms, protects against free radicals
Anti-inflammatory – inhibits the inflammatory process, fights inflammation, prevents inflammation
Analgesic – relieves pain, soothes and eliminates pains throughout the body used both internally and externally
Antipsychotic – sobers and clears the mind, combats psychosis and anxiety, calms and soothes, has a relaxing and restful effect, facilitates falling asleep and ensures a good night’s sleep
Antiemetic – reduces nausea and vomiting, stimulates thirst and appetite, improves metabolism
Antibacterial – has strong antibacterial properties, annihilates bacteria and prevents their multiplication, slows down their growth
Antifungal – prevents the development of fungal diseases, kills mould and fungi
Anti-allergic – soothes and eliminates symptoms of allergies,
Immunological – stimulates natural immunity of the organism, stimulates homeostasis
Dermatological – accelerates wound healing, fights skin diseases, rejuvenates the epidermis
How does CBD work?
The reason why hemp works so well for so many ailments and diseases is the endocannabinoid system, the central hub responsible for the health and proper functioning of almost every organism in the world. Cannabidiol stimulates nerve cells by harmonising and regulating bodily processes. CBD is responsible for the correct course of basic physiological processes of the human body; such as appetite, thirst, movement, memory, sleep or pain perception. CBD and other cannabinoids are plant equivalents of human endocannabinoids 2-AG and Anandamide. They mimic their effects by stimulating the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors can be found in all areas of the body, from the bone marrow to the skin, with most of them being found in the most innervated areas. Therefore, the pharmacological effect of CBD can be felt almost immediately after application.
Natural CBD for health
CBD is not psychoactive and is therefore not suitable for recreational use. However, its properties are of interest to doctors precisely for this reason. Thanks to a wide spectrum of effects on many levels, its therapeutic possibilities are almost unlimited. The list of diseases for which it helps is really long, because most of them are caused by a deficiency of CBD and other cannabinoids naturally occurring only in hemp and our bodies. Restriction of access to hemp in the 20th century had a significant impact on the deterioration of health in many societies.
CBD preparations are used in the treatment of most civilisation and neurological diseases. Cannabidiol has beneficial pharmacological effects on both the body and mind of the user.
Indications for using natural CBD extracted from hemp include: cancer, epilepsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, dementia, anxiety, panic attacks, restlessness, schizophrenia, insomnia, pain, migraines, asthma, glaucoma, diabetes, rheumatism, RA, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, inflammation, Chron’s disease, addictions, anorexia, allergies, stress and many others.
Natural CBD provides much better therapy results than synthetic conventional remedies, but unlike them, it has no side effects. Therefore, it is appreciated by a growing group of doctors, but above all patients for whom conventional medicine has proved ineffective.