Among the cannabinoids in cannabis, the main ingredient is known as THC. What most people do not realize is that the THC is not even what causes the natural anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic and antipsychotic effect. Cannabidiol, which is also known as CBD, does not give the intense high which is usually associated the traditional cannabis high and for the most part, it does not have much of a noticeable effect when isolated. When the two are combined, the relaxing effect helps with most feelings of paranoia or panic that can sometimes be felt under the influence.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is an anxiety condition caused by disturbing episodes, such as military combat or sexual assault. The persistence of PTSD over time is related to changes in brain chemistry that occur at the time of the trauma. At this moment there are no specialized or specific medications available for PTSD patients, but with the new discovery of the endocannabinoid system researches are starting to be able to create a new understanding of treating PTSD. The antipsychotic benefits provide a stable mental environment for those that need it most.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. It is an extremely uncomfortable disease to have and it effects almost 400,000 people per year. Some scientists say CBD could theoretically be an effective treatment for bowel diseases. THC and CBD work with the system that controls gut function in the body, something that Crohn’s patients suffer issues with. The essential component of cannabis’ anti-inflammatory ability has been known to bring an immense amount of relief to the people suffering from this disease. There are many aspects to a disease like this and it can lead to insomnia, depression, and anxiety which are all treated by cannabis.
CBD is an amazing sleep aid. While most of the users are aware that cannabis can help most users get a good night’s sleep, there’s just so much more to that statement that you may not think. For instance, older dried cannabis makes has a greater sleep effect than fresh buds. The reason aged buds help is that over time when they break down cannabinol is created in greater strength’s and can be up to five times more sedating than a fresh bud.
Overall CBD industry is growing rapidly and more and more uses for this amazing drug are being created each and every day.