Cannabis Essential Oil
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Cannabis essential oil has many benefits with the most important ones being its ability to reduce anxiety and stress, protect skin, improve sleep quality, reduce pain, optimize digestion and boost appetite, help to prevent cancers and epileptic seizures, and help to protect heart health.
Cannabis essential oil does fall under the category of most unusual essential oil range, but that’s just because of the stigma related to the plant in which it is derived from. Hemp and cannabis are a naturally grown herb which have been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years, they have gotten a bit of a bad reputation as a drug in many parts of the world due to complicated relationships with authorities in certain places. In the USA cannabis has been put onto federal schedule one of controlled substances with dangerous things such as crack and heroin, the classing is overly harsh, especially since it is becoming legalized more and more, creating even more complications meaning it may be legal in the state, but technically it’s not really, as long as it remains on schedule one it is illegal federally.
Essential oil made with cannabis is beneficial and is considered to be one of the most effective for alleviation of certain conditions and illnesses. It is made by using steam distillation to extract it from the upper leaves and flowers of cannabis plants from the Cannabis genus. It is a green liquid that can be highly volatile with some of its components being powerful including sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, and other active organic compounds. It is primarily made and distributed from European countries with somewhat limited exportation depending on legal limitations to the area.
Cannabis essential oil has extensive medical applications and can also be found in candles, soaps, perfumes, and in culinary preparations. Depending on THC levels this oil can be powerful, a very small amount is often all that it needed for it to be sufficiently effective. This is a lesser known herb as compared to others, but the benefits can do wonders for the body.
Probably one of the most popular and well known uses for cannabis essential oil is the ability to get relief from anxiety and stress. Natural compounds found within it are famed for releasing pleasure hormones and relaxing the mind creating a sense of relaxation and calmness.
Insomnia sufferers and other sleep disorders will benefit from this oil that can work like a charm to promote a sound, restful night of undisturbed sleep by relaxing the mind and body inducing lower energy and heart rate levels down as well as clearing your mind to help attain that peaceful slumber.
Other forms of cannabis are famous for increasing appetite causing munchies, this oil can help to regulate appetite and stimulate the digestive system to operate at a regular level. This can help people who want to gain weight after illness, injury, or lack of appetite. Another benefit from cannabis oil is the ability to improve sex drive.
Cannabis essential oil works wonderfully as a pain reliever and is highly recommended for people suffering with chronic pain and inflammation, it can even provide some emergency pain relief. There is a good reason why people who suffer from cancer are increasingly turning to cannabis related options when the pain from chemotherapy or the disease itself becomes unbearable for relief.
There is still some controversy over and a great deal of research being conducted with reports showing that the active ingredients in cannabis oil having preventive effects on certain cancers, reducing tumor sizes making it easier to beat some cancer in some patients.
Cannabis essential oil volatility can help improve heart health by balancing out the negative oils in the body’s system, stimulating antioxidant processes by scraping off excess cholesterol and maximizing cardiovascular health.
Cannabis related products and cannabis essential oil has been linked to reduction in glaucoma and prevention of macular degeneration. In terms of promoting good eye health is one of the major reasons some people turn to cannabis essential oil as they age.
Cannabis essential oil applied topically at the temples or to the spot of intensity for headache or migraine can be an effective way to gain relief. This is another popular reason people turn to prescriptions for cannabis essential oil and other cannabis products due to the potent defense against crippling pain and headaches.
Powerful components within cannabis essential oils can be used to protect the skin which can be consumed and applied externally to achieve effects which include stimulating shedding of dead skin and promote faster regrowth of glowing healthy skin. Cannabis essential oil is known for its ability to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as helping to protect and soothe the effects of psoriasis and eczema.
Cannabis oil is a concentrated sticky resinous substance derived from the cannabis plant, which can possess CBD and THC as it is derived from resin of the commonly called marijuana flower, which has a number of health benefits. There are a variety of ways to use it depending on what relief is wanting to be obtained from which include helping to control epileptic seizures, slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, easing Multiple Sclerosis pain, aiding in inflammatory bowel diseases, easing ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, alleviating discomfort from arthritis, reduce tremors and pain in Parkinson’s disease, ease PTSD symptoms, and protect from damage done from stroke, among other things.
Cannabis oil and hemp oil are not the same. Hemp oil is obtained by cold pressing hemp seeds, cannabis oil is obtained by separating resins from cannabis flowers; uses of chemical composition are also different hemp oil is higher in cannabidiol CBD level while cannabis oil is higher in tetrahydrocannabinol THC levels.
Cannabis essential oil does have effective beneficial properties that can be used in remedies for many common health conditions, but depending on concentration of the potent chemical substances extracted from the plant it can have psychotropic effects; so one must be careful when using this oil and the conditions in which it is used, always make sure if it is ok to mix with present medications, and make sure that it is not banned or restricted in the area.
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Originally posted on : World Health Net