posted by Yolanda Campbell
Ongoing research is showing patients are gaining relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms and other conditions ("Project CBD: Medical Marijuana & Cannabinoid Science"). Studies have indicated CBD has anti-inflammatory properties (possibly reducing the risk of cancer, metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. One current study indicates CBD administered locally, blocks osteoarthritis pain (Philpott, O’Brien and McDougall). Cannabinoids can stimulate new nerve cells, even in aging brains; they have the ability to block an enzyme that destroys bone-building reducing the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis; and, as a more powerful antioxidant than either vitamin E or C, can repair damaged skin and has potential benefits in treating acne and other skin problems ("Project CBD: About").
For centuries, man has known that resinous cannabis flower tops are well endowed with medicinal components even the Cannabis roots have given relief for various ailments in traditional cultures ("Project CBD: About"). Cannabis has the longest recorded history of human use. Early Chinese texts (3,000 BC) document the relief of pain and cramps and ancient India records anxiety relief (Pacher, Butka, & Kunos).
Much of the information and many of the studies regarding CBD are recent and ongoing. Although humankind has utilized cannabis for thousands of years, much of the available information is anecdotal. However, the information here, these sources and others, and the dedicated researcher are discovering facts and continuing belief that CBD and the study of the Endocannaboid System may offer treatment, cure, control and prevention for some of today’s most frightening conditions (such as ALS, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s) and even caner (Granowicz). Greater understanding about our bodies and how they work - natural ways to trust our health to – seems like a win/win.
Songline Enterprises is currently studying the benefits of CBD oil as an ingredient in future Emu Oil products for skin care and pain relief.
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