THC is the most famous cannabis component, but CBD is the unsung hero, especially when it comes to its medicinal properties. Also known as Cannabidiol, this component is one of the main cannabinoids that make up the marijuana plant, with a large concentration of 40 percent that, unlike THC, provides no intoxicating effects. CBD has proven to offer a strong and positive influence on anxiety, physical ailments, depression, and many other symptoms.
Research done on mice and lab rats suggests that CBD can be a useful tool in preventing diabetes. By treating non-obese mice with CBD, scientists discovered that the cannabinoid can help stop the production of IL-12, a receptor that’s present in Type 1 Diabetes.
A research conducted on smokers divided their test subjects into two groups, one who was given a placebo while the other one was provided with CBD. The latter group demonstrated that users cut back on their smoking by at least 40 percent, showing that the cannabinoid helped them manage their cravings for nicotine.
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that can help patient’s with Crohn’s disease and other illnesses that affect their intestines. Other properties present in cannabis can help patients by improving their appetite, helping them gain some weight, and decreasing the intensity and frequency of Crohn’s disease symptoms.
Thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, different products that contain CBD have proved that it can be a good option for acne and general skin care treatment when applied to the sebaceous glands of the face and other sensitive areas.
One of CBD’s biggest strengths are its anti-anxiety properties, which can help patients with social anxiety, OCD, and even more severe illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder. These diseases are hard to treat and stunt the growth of endocannabinoids in our bodies. These components can be reactivated with the help of CBD and other cannabinoids in cannabis sativa.