Relief in the Leaf: Top Ten Uses For CBD Oil

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Top Ten uses for CBD oil
Top Ten uses for CBD oil

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis.

It is one of more than 100 identified cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and accounts for up to 40 percent of the plant's extract.

The primary ingredient in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound that induces the “high” and hallucinogenic effect in the user.

However, CBD does not have the intoxicating effects like those caused by THC and is often used for medicinal purposes.

CBD is believed to anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic effects as well as the potential to stimulate the human system.

In the U.S., several states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana. Nevertheless, the use, sale and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law.

After the farm bill was passed by Congress in late 2018, CBD derived from hemp is now legal in the U.S.

The first cannabis-based medication in the U.S., Epidiolex, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA in June 2018, to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The product, which contains a purified form of CBD, was launched in the U.S. in November last year.

As CBD is believed to relieve or ease symptoms related to health problems, many retailers in the U.S. have started to sell CBD-infused personal care products to capitalize on the booming CBD business.

After the legalization of medical marijuana in several U.S. states, CBD oil is gaining popularity in the U.S. for therapeutic uses and is now being used to cure or prevent diseases.

This is despite lack of evidence about its ability to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

CBD oil can be taken in the form of oil drops, inhaled vapor, or products in which it is an ingredient.

While research of the potential health benefits offered by CBD oil is still in its infancy, but continuing, here are the ten major uses of CBD oil.