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Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has a wide range of medical benefits. While it is extracted from the marijuana plant known as cannabis, it does not have any psychoactive effects that are commonly associated with the substance. In other words, you will not get ‘high’ when using the CBD oil.
By using selective breeding techniques, experts have been able to derive CBD oil from the cannabis plant. Due to the potent ingredients and health effects, the oil is now being used for various medical purposes. Here are five health benefits of using CBD oil.
CBD oil reduces vomiting and nausea caused due to illness or as a side effect of taking certain drugs. The antiemetic benefits are particularly helpful during the treatment of cancer and other diseases that result in vomiting and nausea. The drug offers antiemetic properties without resulting in a side effect or any reaction.
The drug also contributes to improvement in the digestive health of the individual. It helps in improved digestion that in turn provides a beneficial effect in other important bodily functions.
The analgesic benefits of CBD result in pain relief. The cannabinoid present in the CBD oil binds with the receptor in the human body that interferes with the reception and transmission of the pain signals. It is one of the safest pain relief substances, as it is not addictive or results in serious side effects.
CBD oil also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that reduced inflammation results in a speedy healing process as well as pain relief. Reduced inflammation in the human body may also prolong life. The CBD oil offers similar anti-inflammatory properties as Ibuprofen drug without the associated side effects.
Prevents Tumor Growth
A number of current researchers have also suggested that CBD oil may reduce the risk of tumors. Not only that, but the medication is said to result in shrinking and eliminating the existing tumor. Moreover, CBD oil prevents the growth of tumor-related cancer cells thereby reducing the risk of cancer in the humans.
Alleviates Mental Health Problems
CBD oil is also said to alleviate the symptoms of mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia. In contrast, using the cannabis plant or marijuana has the opposite effect aggravating rather than relieving the symptoms of mental problems.
With the continual increase in the mental diseases, CBD oil provides a safer alternative option for the treatment of mental maladies.
Despite the various benefits of the CBD oil, the legalization status is still being fought in certain states in the US. Tennessee has approved cannabis for medical uses in 2015. Texas had also followed suit legalizing the use of the oil. However, at present, only 16 US states have approved CBD oil for medicinal uses. When the ‘miracle oil’ will be legalized in other states, we can only wait and see.
Howard Fensterman is a professional attorney who has contributed to different charitable organizations in the US. You can read more topics related to health and wellness by clicking here.