CBD products are in hot demand. There is a lot of information about how to choose a product or how it works or which form to use. There have also been myriads of myths surrounding this organic plant extract that got debunked. CBD is a hot topic today because there is a lot of research that has created awareness about its therapeutic benefits.
CBD vape oils help to reduce stress, anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, epilepsy, skin disorders, and even protects from cancer. Research suggests that CBD can control addictive behaviors and reverse brain damage due to alcohol abuse. One may also want to try CBD watermelon gummies to reduce stress and anxiety. These are easily available at the popular online stores as JustCBD.
Nevertheless, did you know that the Forde family traveled from Ireland to Colorado to buy CBD medication? Their son was struggling with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome [frequent seizures]. All the conventional treatments failed but Tristan’s parents noticed great improvements when he was started on CBD. In Ireland CBD was not legal, so they had no choice but to travel 4,000 miles away from home. There are many such unheard interesting facts about CBD mentioned below.
Royal families used CBD
Today, cannabis derivatives like THC and CBD are restricted and stigmatized but have been used for ages. For example, Queen Victoria of England used CBD-dominant cannabis to treat her menstrual cramps. Today, scientific evidence is available regarding CBD compound as a pain reliever but even in the 18th century, the Queen knew.
Hemp is an old crop
Hemp belongs to the Cannabis family but is rich in CBD, as per modern agriculture. However, this fact is far from new. Archeologists traced its emergence around 12,000 to 10,000 years in the past. In 1977, Carl Sagan a marijuana promoter had proposed hemp to be the first cultivated crop but it is still not confirmed.
Ancient Greece used medical cannabis
A Greek doctor, Claudius Galen gave cannabis juice to reduce pain. It is a classic example of cannabidiol’s analgesic effects. In an ancient volume [65 – 70 CE], Pedanius Dioscorides wrote that ‘Kannabis is a plant used for making twisted strong ropes, its leaves release bad scent, the stalks are long and seed is round, which when eaten reduces libido but when it is green extract the juice and treat ear pains effectively’.
CBD is one of the 100 cannabinoids available from the cannabis plant
CBD is gaining popularity of its endless benefits but was you aware that it is one of the 100 cannabinoids present naturally in the cannabis plant? THC and CBD are well-known but the others are also wellness promoters. They also interact with your ECS or Endocannabinoid system and trigger different effects. Other common cannabinoids are –
- CDBA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
- CBN (Cannabinol)
- CBG (Cannabigerol)
- CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
- CBC (Cannabichromene)
- THCV (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
With other cannabis compounds, CBD works synergistically
In 1998, prominent cannabis researcher Raphael Mechoulam and his group introduced the ‘Entourage Effect’. They discovered that when every cannabis compound [known 100 and many more are still not known] is present then a more influential effect is created. Research indicates that there are 500+ compounds in a cannabis plant. Besides nutritional profile, it contains flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids.
According to the World Health Organization [WHO], CBD is not addictive. To date, there have been no health-related complaints associated with using pure CBD.